Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing

Grades/System of Grading


The University issues midterm and final grades to students for the fall and spring semesters. Final grades are issued for all terms. All grades may be viewed on the student's web page and will be emailed to students.

Grade information cannot be released to others (e.g., parents, guardians, etc.) without the student filing a written release in the University Registrar's Office.

System of Grading

The University utilizes the following letter grade system. Faculty have the option of adding the +/- 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: A failure earned when the course was completed; no credit is earned.
  • X 0.0 grade points per semester hour credit: A failure earned because the course (e.g., an assignment or examination, etc.) was not completed, or official withdrawal procedure was not completed; no credit is 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 must petition the Academic Standards Committee or receive written approval from the Assistant Vice President for Academic Administration for permission to receive an incomplete grade. Such a request must be submitted prior to the final examination period.
The number of grade points earned in a course is obtained by multiplying the number of semester hours for the course by the number of grade points per credit hour for the grade received in the course. The cumulative grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number of semester hours in courses in which grades have been received.
 
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