Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

System of Grading

The University utilizes the following letter grade system. Faculty have the option of adding +/- to letter grades.

A

4.0 grade points per semester hour: A superior grade earned by work consistently exceeding high standards as judged by both internal and external criteria.

A-

3.7 grade points per semester hour.

B+

3.3 grade points per semester hour.

B

3.0 grade points per semester hour credit: A good grade signifies accomplishment which is above average in quantity and quality.

B-

2.7 grade points per semester hour.

C+

2.3 grade points per semester hour.

C

2.0 grade points per semester hour: A satisfactory grade characterizes the performance of most studies as judged by both internal and external standards.

C-

1.7 grade points per semester hour.

D+

1.3 grade points per semester hour.

D

1.0 grade point per semester hour: A passing grade represents sufficient accomplishment to pass the course, but does not meet the average standard.

F

0.0 grade points per semester hour; failure to pass the course; no credit is earned. Instructor must report the number of documented class absences and last date of attendance via web grading.

X

0.0 grade points per semester hour: A failure earned because the GPS course was not completed or the GPS official withdrawal procedure was not completed; no credit earned.

EM

Not computed: Credit by examination.

S

Not computed: Satisfactory work has met prescribed standards for the course.

U

0 grade points per semester hour credit: Unsatisfactory work has not met prescribed standards for the course.

W

Not computed: Withdrawal within the specified date, or after the specified date with Academic Affairs Office permission.

WF

Not computed: Withdrawal failing when a student withdraws from the University after the last day to withdraw from a course deadline.

WP

Not computed: Withdrawal passing when a student withdraws from the University after the last day to withdraw from a course deadline.

I

Not computed: Incomplete work necessitated by a case of serious illness or other emergency. The student and instructor must request and receive written permission for the incomplete grade.