Evaluation System

The Faculty of the School of Education uses the following grading system including plus and minus designations as appropriate to evaluate student performance in graduate courses:

A—Performance considerably above the level expected for a student in a given program.

B—Performance equal to expectation for accept­able performance at the student’s level of study.

C—Performance below expectation but of sufficient quality to justify degree credit.

D—Performance unacceptable for graduate degree credit but sufficient to warrant a “passing” grade for non-degree purposes (such as teacher certification renewal).

F—Unacceptable level of performance for any purpose.

P—Passing level of performance (used for selected courses and practica).

W—Notation used when a student withdraws after    the add/drop period ends.

WM—Notation used on all courses for a verified  medical withdrawal from the College.

I—Used at the discretion of the professor when a student has not completed all requirements due to illness or extenuating circumstances.  An ‘I’ grade automatically converts to an ‘F’ if the work is not completed by the end of the regular semester following the course, or at the end of an additional semester if an extension is granted.

G—Deferred grade only used for dissertation credit.


Quality Points

Grades receive quality points as follows:

A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
D- .7
F 0

An F carries no credit and no quality points.