Courses Repeated. A student may take any course for credit if he/she has met the prerequisites for the course and has not already taken the course and received a grade of C– or better. When a course is repeated, both the first grade received and the grade earned in the
repeated course remain a part of the permanent record; however, only the highest grade is used in computing the grade point average. In those cases where a student repeats a course in which he/she has previously earned a passing grade, the semester hours in therepeated course will not be applicable toward the total hours required for the degree. A student who wishes to repeat a course must have the permission of the Registrar.
Pass-Fail Grades. A student may elect to take twelve semester hours on a pass-fail basis in
areas other than his/her major, correlated field, or general distributive requirements. Courses graded only as pass-fail that are required for major or distributive requirements (e.g., student teaching, internships, etc.), are not included in the twelve hour maximum. The student must inform the Registrar of his/her decision to elect pass-fail credit no later than the last day to add courses in each semester. All grades will be submitted by the faculty as letter grades to the Registrar who will convert those grades which are to be recorded as pass-fail. A passing grade will be given for work receiving a D- or better grade. Pass-fail hours are not included in the minimum 12 hours of grade point degree credit required each semester in order to be eligible for neither the academic dean’s list nor any other honors computations.
Incomplete Grades. An incomplete grade is given when the work of the course is satisfactory
but not completed, only if the student has extenuating circumstances, such as serious illness or death in the family. If you are in this situation, you must contact the instructor before the end of the semester, and file a Request for Incomplete Grade form in the Office of the Registrar.
Grade Reports. Mid-semester grade reports are sent to the student by the Registrar. These
reports are not filed with the permanent record of the student. At the end of the semester, final grade reports are mailed to each student. Midterm grades are sent to both the campus mail and to the home address; final grades are sent to the home only.
The purpose of the grade appeal procedure is to serve the needs of students who believe
that they are awarded unjust grades by faculty members. The basis of a grade appeal is the
student’s charge that the grade was awarded through prejudice or caprice. The burden of proof
rests with the student. Students must initiate the appeal within the first six weeks of the semester following the one in which the course was completed. A written appeal must be submitted to the Registrar who may forward the appeal to the Academic Standards and Procedures Committee for action.