Grading, Grade Point Average, Grade Change

Grading

AUPP uses the following grading system.

Grade Percentage Range GPA Quality Points Description
A 93-100% 4.00 Outstanding attainment of course goals
A- 90-92.99% 3.67 Superior attainment of course goals
B+ 87-89.99% 3.33 Very good attainment of course goals
B 83-86.99% 3.00 Good attainment of course goals
B- 80-82.99% 2.67 Well above average attainment of course goals
C+ 77-79.99% 2.33 Above average attainment of course goals
C 73-76.99% 2.00 Average attainment of course goals
C- 70-72.99% 1.67 Below average attainment of course goals.
D+ 67-69.99% 1.33 Weak attainment of course goals
D 63-66.99% 1.00 Poor attainment of course goals
D- 60-62.99% 0.67 Very poor attainment of course goals
F below 60% 0.00 Unsatisfactory attainment of course goals
P            –                       0.00         Meet the course requirement in courses graded Pass/Fail.
The following non-traditional grades and notations are used.
AU Audit 0.00 A notation of AU is assigned to not regularly enrolled students who wish to attend a class, not for credit, and do not wish to receive a grade in the class.  AU must be approved by the faculty member teaching the class and may only be granted if there is sufficient room in the class to accommodate the students.
CC Continuing Course 0.00 A notation that indicates a course which is more than a semester in length  is continuing.
CH Challenge 0.00 A notation that indicates a student  has been granted credit on the basis of having demonstrated his attainment of all course goals.  CH grades may only be awarded within the first two weeks of a course.
CR Credit 0.00 A notation of Credit is given only in classes that are listed in the Catalog as CR/NC.  A grade of CR is given to students who pass the course.  CR grade is not used in the calculation of the grade point average.
EX Exempt 0.00 A notation that indicates the student has been exempted from a course requirement on the basis of equivalent attainment other than transfer credit.
FN Failure for Non-attendance 0.00 A notation of Failure for non-Attendance will be given if a student does not attend the class and fails to withdraw from the class in an appropriate manner. An FN is counted as an F in the calculation of  the grade point average.
I Incomplete 0.00 A notation of Incomplete (I) will be given at the faculty member’s discretion. In order to receive a grade of I, the faculty member must verify that the student has completed a substantial portion of the course work.  The faculty member and student must both sign a statement agreeing to the work that needs to be completed.  The student must complete the work in the semester immediately following the semester in which the grade of Incomplete was earned or the grade will be changed to F.
NC No Credit 0.00 A notation of No Credit is given in classes that are listed in the Catalog as CR/NC.
NR Not reported by instructor 0.00 A notation of NR is assigned by the Registrar if the faculty member fails to assign a grade to a student.  This grade will be replaced by a traditional grade (A-F) once the faculty member assigns the grade.
P Pass with Credit 0.00 Meet the course requirements, in courses graded pass/fail.  A ‘P’ grade is  not computed in the GPA
SP Satisfactory Progress 0.00 A notation of Satisfactory Progress may be given in the English preparatory program when students have made progress but have not reached the skill level necessary to advance to  collegiate English.
TR Transfer Credit 0.00 A notation that indicates the student has been granted credit for equivalent courses at another accredited institution.
W Withdrawal 0.00 A notation of W will be assigned by the Registrar  if a student withdraws from a course after the timeline permitted to drop a course in a semester and before the end of the eighth week of instruction.  Students must obtain approval from the VPASA and the faculty member teaching the course in order to withdraw with a W.  Students may not withdraw from a course after the eighth week of instruction. Timelines will be prorated for non-standard length courses.
WF Exclusion for failure to comply 0.00 A notation of WF will be assigned by the Registrar where a student withdraws after the permitted timeline.  It may also be assigned by the VPASA for a student who is excluded from a course for failure to comply with the university rules or conduct.

Grade Point Average

A notation of WF will be assigned by the Registrar where a student withdraws after the permitted timeline. It may also be assigned by the VPASA for a student who is excluded from a course for failure to comply with the university rules or conduct.

As a student completes each semester, they receive a set of letter grades for the courses completed. Each letter grade is converted to a numerical quality point value. The GPA is calculated by multiplying the quality point value of each grade by the number of units designated for each course, and dividing the total of these quality points by the total number of units completed. There is a GPA calculated for the grades each semester.

As the student completes additional semesters of work, a cumulative GPA (CGPA) is calculated. The CGPA is determined on the basis of all courses completed and the corresponding grades received. The GPA and CGPA are measures of academic performance, GPA for a given semester and CGPA for all classes taken at AUPP.

Grade Change

AUPP students may seek resolution of a grade dispute or disagreement on a final class grade only for reasons below:

  1. an error was made by the faculty member in calculating or recording a grade;
  2. the grade was based on factors other than the academic performance of the student; or
  3. all students were not judged by the same standards.

Applications to change a grade by faculty must be received by the Registrar Office before the end of the second week in the semester following which the grade was awarded.

Grade Appeal

Before attempting to initiate a formal grade appeal, it is incumbent upon the student to meet with the faculty member to discuss the basis on which the faculty member assigned the grade. This step must be completed by the end of the first week of the semester following the award of the disputed grade.

If the student is not satisfied with the results of the meeting, the student may submit a written appeal to the VPASA no later than the end of the second week of instruction in the semester following the award of the disputed grade. The written appeal must detail the justification for the appeal. The VPASA will review the grade grievance and respond in writing within one week of receiving the appeal.

If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the VPASA, the student may file a written appeal with the President. The appeal must detail the justification for the appeal and must have attached to it the response from the VPASA. Within one week of receiving the appeal, the President must convene an Appeals Review Panel, which consists of two faculty members and an administrator appointed by the President. The members of the Appeals Review Panel must not have been involved in the case prior to their appointment to the Panel. The Appeals Review Panel will review the appeal and make a written recommendation to the President within two weeks of being convened. The President will make the final determination of the grade and will inform the student, the faculty member, and the Registrar of the final determination. This final determination shall be put in writing within one week of receiving the report from the Appeals Review Panel. The Registrar will be responsible for recording the correct grade in the student’s transcript.

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