Grades have the following functions:
- To recognize performance in a particular course.
- To act as a basis of screening for other courses, programs or graduate school.
- To inform the student of his/her level of achievement in a particular course.
- To stimulate the student to learn.
- To inform prospective employers of the student's achievements.
The following grading systems are in effect for courses taken through the College of the Extended University:
|A|| Superior Work
Indicates originality and independent work and a thorough mastery of the subject matter/skill; achievement so outstanding that it is normally attained only by students doing truly exemplary work.
Very Good Work
|D|| Minimally Acceptable Work
Indicates achievement which meets the minimum requirements of the course, but at a level indicating less than adequate competence in the subject matter/skill.
|F|| Unacceptable Work
Indicates achievement that fails to meet the minimum requirements of the course and is clearly below university quality; not a passing grade.
At the discretion of the instructor, plus and minus (+/-) grading symbols may also be given. Those grades are as follows: A-, B+, B-, C+, C-, D+, D-
|Non - Traditional Grades|
Equivalent to a grade of "C" or better.
|Incompletes and Withdrawals|
If a student is unable to complete work because of unforeseen circumstances, they must work with their instructor and the College of the Extended University to submit an Incomplete Request Form as well as outstanding coursework.