College of the Extended University

Grading System

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:

Traditional Grades
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.
B

Very Good Work
Indicates clearly better than adequate competence in the subject matter/skill; achievement of quality higher than adequate, but not of exemplary quality.

C

Adequate Work
Indicates that classroom work, outside assignments, and examinations have been completed at a level indicating adequate competence in the subject matter/skill

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
CR Credit
Equivalent to a grade of "C" or better.
NC

No Credit
No credit given for course. Equivalent to a grade of "C-" or lower.

 

Incompletes and Withdrawals
I

Incomplete
An incomplete ("I") indicates that a portion of required coursework has not been completed and evaluated in the prescribed time period due to unforeseen, but fully justified, reasons and that there is still a possibility of earning credit. 

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.  

W

Withdrawal 
A "W" indicates that the student has dropped the course after the first day of class.