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Graduate Grading Scale

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

The grade point average is calculated by dividing the total credits attempted (excluding grades of PNPIPNGI,X, and W) into the sum of the products of points and credits for all courses taken. Only courses taken at Saint Joseph’s after matriculation are included in this calculation, even if transfer credit has been given.

Grading Policy (Graduate Programs)

GRADES

The following system of grades, with their grade point equivalent in parenthesis,
is used in GRADUATE courses:

A (4.0)
distinguished; exceptional performance in all aspects of the course
A– (3.7)
exceptional performance, but somewhat less than that rated as A
B+ (3.3)

very good; meritorious work; exceptional performance in several aspects of the course; notably above average expected of students

B (3.0)

good; sound performance in all aspects of a course; completely fulfilling and satisfying the requirements of the course

C (2.0)

passing; marginal work, acceptable, sound performance in some aspects of the course, but below the level of expected competence in other areas

F (0.0)

failure; not evidencing significant grasp of subject matter or techniques; failure remains on record even if course is repeated and the original grade still affects the cumulative average

P Pass (lab or thesis)
NP No Penalty (lab or thesis)
FA Failure, absence; This grade is assigned by the instructor when the student completed the course, but did not comply with the instructor's stated attendance policy and is equivalent to F. This grade cannot be changed by an "administrative withdrawal."
NA Never Attended. This grade is assigned by the instructor when the student never attended or did not attend after the add/drop period and is equivalent to F. This grade may be changed by an administrative withdrawal only within 1 calendar year from when it is issued.
NG No Grade; ordinarily means grades were not submitted on time by the instructor
IP In Progress; the grade of IP can be given to an entire class when the requirements of the course cannot be completed during one semester.
I Incomplete; the grade of I is a temporary grade which may be given when a student has permission of the instructor to complete requirements within a short time after the end of the course. This grade must normally be resolved within four weeks after the final examination and may not appear on the final record. Any I grade which remains unresolved at the expiration of the time allowed is automatically converted into a grade of F .
VF Unofficial Withdrawal. This Grade is assigned by the instructor when the student stopped attending after the add/drop period and is equivalent to F. This grade may be changed by an administrative withdrawal only within 1 calendar year from when it is issued.
X Audit
W Withdrawal
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  • Topic #: 16125-108
  • Date Created: 8/7/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 2/20/2014
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