Grading Scale

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Grading Scale

Student grades are reported to the University Registrar at mid-semester and at the end of each semester. Students may view grades online at finlandia.empower-xl.com. Grades are reported and recorded according to the following scale:

Letter
Grade
  Grade
Points
      Letter
Grade
   Grade
Points
A  

4.00

  C   2.00
A-   3.70   C-   1.70
B+   3.30   D+   1.30
B   3.00   D   1.00
B-   2.70   D-  

0.70

C+   2.30   F  

0.00

Letter Grade Definition

I Incomplete. An incomplete (I) grade is a temporary grade given only in the case of extreme circumstances beyond the student’s control that prevent the student from completing all required work. An incomplete grade may only be given if a student is passing the course. The instructor must submit an incomplete contract, signed by both the student and the instructor, on or before the date class grades are due. An incomplete grade is changed to a letter grade following the satisfactory completion of all unfinished work according to the conditions of the incomplete contract. An incomplete must be completed within the first four weeks of the semester following the one in which the incomplete was incurred. If the work is not completed by that time, the grade for the course becomes an F. Incomplete grades issued to prospective spring or summer graduates at the end of the fall semester must be completed and the grade submitted before April 1 if the student wishes to participate in the spring graduation ceremony.

IP Incomplete in progress (IP). An IP grade may be given for theses, capstones, practicums, internships, and independent/directed studies in which the required coursework extends beyond the normal semester. The instructor must submit an incomplete in progress contract, signed by both the student and the instructor, on or before the date class grades are due. An incomplete in progress grade is changed to a letter grade following the satisfactory completion of all unfinished work according to the conditions of the incomplete contract. The IP grade must be completed within six calendar months from the end of the semester in which the IP was incurred. IP grades not resolved by that time will be changed to an F. IP grades issued to prospective spring or summer graduates at the end of the fall semester must be completed and the grade submitted before April 1 if the student wishes to participate in the spring graduation ceremony.

P Passed. The student has successfully completed the course with the equivalent of a “C” or better.

R Repeated. The previous completion of the same course does not affect semester or overall GPA and does not count as credits earned.

W Withdrawal. A “W” indicates a class from which the student has successfully withdrawn according to the guidelines set forth in this publication. A “W” does not affect semester or overall GPA and does not count as credit(s) earned.

AU Audit. No grade or credit is given for the course.

CR Transfer credit. Please see explanation of transfer credit at the beginning of this section.