Grading Policies

A

Superior achievement of course requirements; 4 grade points per credit.

B

Above average achievement of course requirements; 3 grade points per credit.

C

Average achievement of course requirements; 2 grade points per credit.

D

Below average achievement of course requirements; 1 grade point per credit.

F

Failure. Student did not meet minimum course requirements; 0 grade points per credit (included in GPA).

NA

Never attended.  This grade is assigned as a result of faculty last date of attendance reporting.  Excluded from GPA.  Counts as credits attempted/not completed

NW

Never officially withdrew.  This grade is assigned to a student who did not officially withdraw from the course but stopped attending a face to face class or participating in an online class prior the withdrawal deadline.  Assigned as a result of faculty last date of attendance reporting.

I

Incomplete. A temporary grade assigned by an instructor in unusual circumstances in which the student cannot complete the course by the end of the academic term.  Grade point value 0.  Reverts to an F in the subsequent semester if course requirements have not been completed.  Excluded from GPA.  Counts as credits attempted/not completed.

P

Pass. Indicates successful achievement of requirements with a minimum grade of C; 0 grade points per credit; excluded from GPA but considered during the evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress completion rate requirements. May be used in courses numbered below 1000. With the exception of MUSC 1152 and MUSC 1159, courses numbered 1000 and above cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit.

NC

No Credit. Indicates inadequate achievement of requirements; 0 grade points per credit; excluded from GPA but considered during the evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress completion rate requirements. May be used in courses numbered below 1000. With the exception of MUSC 1152 and MUSC 1159, courses numbered 1000 and above cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit.

AU

Audit. 0 grade points per credit; excluded from GPA. Audited courses are not given college credit, are not eligible for financial aid or VA benefits and cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements. PSEO students cannot take courses for audit.

W

Withdrawal after the first five days of the semester up to the 80 percent point of the semester (this time period is adjusted for the summer session and for classes that do not meet the full length of the term); 0 grade points per credit; excluded from GPA but considered during the evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress completion rate requirements.

Z

Class in progress or no grade reported; 0 grade points per credit; excluded from GPA but considered during the evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress completion rate requirements.

Normandale does not use +/- grading symbols.