Grading Policy

The quality of the student’s work is reported to the Registrar’s Office at mid-term. Mid-term grade reports are issued to the Dean and are used as a basis for early alert. Mid-term grades do not appear on transcripts and are only used as indicators of progress. The following letter grades and grade points per credit are used to denote the quality of a student’s work:

  • A Superior 4.0
  • A - 3.7
  • B + 3.3
  • B Above Average 3.0
  • B - 2.7
  • C + 2.3
  • C Average 2.0
  • C - 1.7
  • D + 1.3
  • D Below Average 1.0
  • D - 0.7
  • F Failing 0.0
  • ** When designating the grade of “F”, instructors are required to indicate whether the grade was “earned” (completed course but did not meet the requirements) or “not earned” (unofficial withdrawal, non-attendance).

    How to Compute Your GPA The grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of credits attempted for courses taken at Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College. The letter grades, “I” (Incomplete), “AUD” (Audit), and “W” (Withdrawal) are not computed in the GPA. A student receives final grades of “A”, “C”, “B+”, and “A-”. Each course was 3 credit hours. She would like to calculate her grade point average. Here is how the student would calculate the grade point average:

    • A 4.0 * 3 = 12
    • C 2.0 * 3 = 6
    • B+ 3.3 * 3 = 9.9
    • A- 3.7 * 3 = 11.1
    • 13 * 3 = 39
    • 39/12 credit hours = 3.25 gpa

    Incomplete Grades

    A grade of “Incomplete” (“I”) is a temporary designation. It is assigned only in cases in which the student has completed satisfactorily the major portion of the course requirements and can only be assigned at the end of the semester. It is not to be given to a student who is already doing failing work.

    The following guidelines are observed when assigning a grade of “I.” The “I” should only be considered for extenuating circumstances that result in the student’s inability to complete course requirements. Extenuating circumstances are generally defined as those situations over which the student has little or no control (e.g., illness, injury, birth of a child, death in the family, jury duty, military service).

    Instructors may require appropriate documentation. When a grade of “I” is assigned, the instructor must file a form documenting the assignment of an incomplete grade with the office of the Dean of Instruction and Student Services. Information on the form includes the requirements for completing the course. A copy is provided to the student. In the event a student receives an “I” grade, the student must make arrangements with the instructor to complete all required work by the close of the following semester (not counting the Summer semester) or the “I” grade is automatically changed to a grade of “F” unless written authorization from the instructor requesting a time extension (not to exceed eight weeks) is received by the Registrar’s Office.

    Student Services

    Information on the form includes the requirements for completing the course. A copy is provided to the student. In the event a student receives an “I” grade, the student must make arrangements with the instructor to complete all required work by the close of the following semester (not counting the Summer semester) or the “I” grade is automatically changed to a grade of “F” unless written authorization from the instructor requesting a time extension (not to exceed eight weeks) is received by the Registrar’s Office.

    A second registration in the course is not permitted for removal of an “Incomplete.” However, if the grade becomes an “F,” the class may then be repeated according to the procedures listed in the “Repeating Courses” section of the current Catalog and Student Handbook. When a student completes requirements for the course, the instructor must submit a grade change form to the Dean’s Office for processing and approval.

     

     

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