Grades of A, B, C, F, I, N, and S are given in graduate courses.
4.1 Interpretation of Grades
· A: Excellent. The quality of the work is superior.
· B: Good. Performance is at a level that is satisfactory for the PhD degree.
· C: Unsatisfactory. Performance is below that average level that is needed for a PhD degree, as being in good academic standing requires a grade point average of 3.0.
· D: Poor. Performance is much below what is required for a graduate degree. A grade of D implies that a student will have difficulty attaining the 3.0 grade point average required for a PhD degree.
· F: Failure. The course will not count for credit toward a graduate degree.
· I: Incomplete. Awarded when the course instructor determines that all course work has not been completed at the end of the scheduled course. The Graduate School may not allow students with more than 9 units of Incompletes or no grades reported to register for courses. Funding may also be suspended. Students with a grade of I must file a “Plans for an Incomplete Course” form. The form is signed by both the student and the instructor.
· N: No grade has been reported by the instructor. The course will not count toward graduate credit.
· S: S may replace an I when all work has been completed but a letter grade has not yet been assigned. The course will count as credit toward a graduate degree.
4.2 Grade Point Average Requirement
For both the M.A. and Ph.D. degree, a student must attain a 3.0 grade point average. The calculation of the average is based on:
A+, A: 4.0