Grade Policy Changes

 

  1. “PR” Grade

Seminar papers, theses, and terminal or culminating projects are exempted from the above rule and are subject only to the seven-year period for degree completion.

A “PR” grade (for Progress) will be used for seminar papers, theses, and terminal or culminating projects.  The “PR” grade would be subject to the seven-year period for degree completion.  If the “PR” grade is not changed after the seven-year period, the “PR” grade will either default to an “F” or the grade that was assigned by the instructor when completing the form.

 

  1. Incomplete Grades

A failing grade (“F”) will be recorded for incomplete grades that are not removed within one year of the date recorded, when a student is enrolled.

A student will have up to one calendar year (12 months) to have an incomplete “I” grade changed, barring any extenuating circumstances.  A failing grade of “F” or the grade noted by the instructor when completing the incomplete form will be

recorded for incomplete grades that are not removed within one calendar year of the date recorded, whether or not a student is enrolled.

 

  1. Change of Grade

 

An instructor may request to change a final grade three semesters immediately following the close of the semester in which the grade is first recorded.  The instructor and department chair authorize the change by signing a “Change of Grade” form and forwarding it to the appropriate dean for signature.  The dean will then file it with the Records and Registration Office.

 

 

An instructor may request to change a final letter grade one semester immediately following the close of the semester in which the grade is first recorded.  The instructor and department chair authorize the change by signing a “Change of Grade” form and forwarding it to the appropriate dean for signature.  The dean will then file it with the Records and Registration Office.

 

  1. Appeal of Change of Grade by an Instructor

 

An instructor may appeal the change of grade timeline after the one semester

timeline has expired.  The appeal will be heard first by the Graduate Advisory Board of the Graduate Council.  Their recommendation will be presented to the full Graduate Council for deliberation.