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Faculty Amended/Endorsed 10/17/05, Board Amended/Approved 10/21/05
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 8/24/07, Academic Affairs Committee Amended/Approved 4/10/07
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 5/6/08, Board Amended/Approved 5/9/08
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 4/14/09, 5/5/09; Board Approved 5/8/09
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IV.B.3. Final Examinations
Final examinations are scheduled for three-hour periods. Students take final examinations at
regularly scheduled times. If a student is unable to attend a scheduled examination because of
illness or other serious cause, he or she will be permitted to take a delayed examination if an
acceptable excuse is presented to the instructor of the course. When possible, the instructor's
permission to take a delayed examination should be obtained prior to the time scheduled for the
examination.
Grades of "incomplete" must be concluded by the end of the next regular academic term, or they
are automatically converted to grades of “F” by the Records Office. In order to block the
automatic conversion of a grade of “incomplete,” the professor should notify the Records Office
if he or she wants to continue a grade of “incomplete” on the student’s record for longer than one
term.
IV.C. GRADES
Instructors are cautioned to report an "X" (“incomplete”)
only when a student is doing
satisfactory work in a course and has a genuine reason for allowing assignments to be incomplete
at the end of the course; most students who do not complete assignments during the regular term
deserve an "F" in the course.
Grades are reported twice a term: at mid-term and at the end of the term. Mid-term assessments
are requested by the Records Office at the end of the first half of the term and are distributed to
the student's advisor for consultation purposes and to first-year students. Professors report mid-
term assessments for all first-year students and for upper-division students whose grade is “C-"
or below or "U."
Final grades are due as soon as possible after final examinations. Consult the academic calendar
for exact dates. All grades should be carefully checked; once they are recorded they should not
be changed unless they are in error. The College's grading guidelines appear below. Additional
information appears in the
Catalog
.
The assigning of "plus" and "minus" is College policy; the
following rounded ranges are just suggestions.
Letter Grade
Qual.Pts.
MidPoint % Actual Lower Limit %
Rnd. Range
A
4.00
96.67
93.34
93 - 100
A-
3.67
91.67
90.00
90 - 92
B+
3.33
88.33
86.67
87 - 89
B
3.00
85.00
83.33
83 - 86
B-
2.67
81.67
80.00
80 - 82
C+
2.33
78.33
76.67
77 - 79
C
2.00
75.00
73.33
73 - 76
C-
1.67
71.67
70.00
70 - 72
D+
1.33
68.33
66.67
67 - 69
D
1.00
65.00
60.00
60 - 66
F
0.00
<60