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Grading system

Classroom and clinical course grade scale

Letter

  %

 Word Interpretation

A

  96 - 100

 Exceptionally High Achievement

A-

  95

B+

  94

B

  88 - 93

 Above Average

B-

  87

C+

  86

C

  80 - 85

 Average*

C-

  79

D+

  78

D

  71 - 77

 Below Average - Minimum Passing Grade

D-

  70

F

  0 - 69

 Failure

I

 

 Incomplete

N/A

 

 Not Applicable

N/CM

 

 Non-Credit

*A student must earn a final course grade of 80% percent or higher to be in good academic standing.

  • At the end of each semester, students are issued grades for each completed course.
  • To remain in good academic standing, a student must minimally earn a letter grade of "C" in each course.
  • Earning a letter grade of "D" or "F" in a course will necessitate the student being placed on probation.
  • Two (2) consecutive letter grades of D in clinical courses or two (2) concurrent letter grades of D (clinical and didactic) may result in dismissal.
  • Earning a letter grade of "F" in a course will necessitate that the student repeat the course the next time it is offered in the curriculum.
  • Earning a letter grade of "F", is limited to two courses for the entire curriculum.
  • Earning a third letter grade of "F", in any course, will necessitate that the student be dismissed from the program.
  • Students who are unable to attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 per semester will be placed on probation (academic/clinical warning) the following semester/term.
  • A cumulative GPA which falls below 2.0 for 2 consecutive semesters, results in dismissal.
  • As a graduation requirement, a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in both clinical and classroom courses.

Grade

 Description

 QualityPoints

A

 Exceptionally High Achievement

 4.0

A-

 

 3.5

B+

 

 3.4

B

 High Achievement

 3.0

B-

 

 2.7

C+

 

 2.6

C

 Average Achievement

 2.0

C-

 

 1.9

D+

 

 1.8

D

 Below Average - Minimum Passing Grade

 1.0

D-

 

 0.9

F

 Failure

 0.0

I

 

 Incomplete

Calculation of Grade Points for Each Course

  • Multiply # of quality points earned by the number of course hours

    Ex. Earning a letter grade of A in a 3 hour course = 12 grade points

  • Calculation of Cumulative Grade Point Average

    Divide total number of grade points by the total number of course hours

Example:

Course

 Earned Grade Points

  Course Hours

103

 12

  3

105

 9

  3

109/110-I

 12

  4

 

 33/10 = 3.3 Cumulative GPA

 

 

Voluntary withdrawal

A student who voluntarily withdraws from the program must submit a written resignation to the program director.

All students must receive clearance before leaving school. Withdrawal without notice will result in forfeiture of all claims to a refund or fees.

Mandatory withdrawal

A student may be dismissed or asked to withdraw from the program for reasons of health, attendance, tardiness, or for reasons of unsatisfactory clinical performance, unsatisfactory academic standing or unprofessional conduct as determined by the faculty. Actions of unprofessional conduct may or may not be preceded by probation or previously outlined disciplinary actions, depending on the severity of the actions of the student.


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