Grades and Honors

ACADEMIC CALENDAR AND CREDITS

Asbury University operates under a semester calendar.  All course credit hours are in semester hours.

 

GRADING SYSTEM

The grades which are assigned to student performance in a particular course are listed below with their respective quality point values. Scholastic standing is defined as the ratio of total quality points to the total semester hour credits attempted, excluding transfer hours and non-graded credit hours (credit in a credit/no-credit course). For each hour of graded credit, quality points are assigned as follows:

Grade      Description          Quality Points

A              Excellent                  4.00

A-                                            3.70

B+                                            3.30

B              Good                       3.00

B-                                             2.70

C+                                            2.30

C             Average                    2.00

C-                                            1.70

D             Passing                    1.00

F              Failure                     0.00

 

The following grades are not counted in the calculation of the grade point average.

I               Incomplete

W             Withdrew

P              Passing credit/no credit course

N             Not passing credit/no credit course

S              Satisfactory audit

U             Unsatisfactory audit


GRADING TIMEFRAME

Grades are issued within three weeks of the last day of a class.  Any perceived discrepancies must be reported to the Registrar’s Office in writing within 30 days of the posting of the grade.

 

INCOMPLETE GRADES

A temporary grade of incomplete ("I") may be granted by the Dean of the appropriate college/school where the course resides.  An incomplete may be granted due to extenuating circumstances such as equipment breakdown or medical crisis. Quality of work or more time is not a criterion for an incomplete and will not be granted on such basis. A student seeking an incomplete in more than one course may only be granted by the Academic Dean.  

Faculty or students anticipating the need for an incomplete should contact the appropriate Dean of the college prior to the completion of the course.

An incomplete cannot be granted to a student after the course’s end date. Once an incomplete is granted, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor and make satisfactory arrangements to complete the outstanding work.  A student who receives an "I" must complete the work within 60 days of the course’s end date.  A final grade of “F” will be recorded for students who do not complete the outstanding work by the deadline. 

 

REPEAT COURSE POLICY

1. A student may repeat twice any course in which a grade of "C-", "D" or "F" was received at Asbury University.  (Graduate programs may also repeat a grade of “C”.)

2.  The course must be repeated at Asbury University and with a course deemed equivalent by the Registrar’s Office.

3. The higher earned grade in any repeated course will count in the computation of the cumulative point standing.

4. Credit hours in repeated courses will count only once.

5. Repeated courses will be so marked (R) on the permanent record.

 

CHANGE OF GRADE

Final course grades may be changed in the case of miscalculation of points.  Re-evaluation of a student's work or late submission of work by a student are not normal grounds for changing a final course grade. Within 30 days of the beginning of the next academic term, an instructor may change a final course grade by filing the appropriate form with the Academic Dean.  This change must be approved by the instructor and the responsible department chair. After 30 days of the beginning of the next term, an instructor desiring to change a final course grade must file such a request with the Academic Petitions Sub-Committee.  Decisions of the Academic Petitions Sub-Committee will be considered final.

 

UNDERGRADUATE HONORS IN SCHOLARSHIP

Dean's List:  “Dean's List” is noted on the semester grade record and the transcript of all students who have passed a minimum of 12 semester hours with a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.  The 12 hours must be passed with a letter grade. A student with fewer than 12 hours of graded work is ineligible for this notation.

Graduation Honors: Students completing a Bachelor’s degree are graduated with honors (cum laude) if they attain a standing of 3.5 to 3.79, with high honors (magna cum laude) if they attain a standing of 3.8 to 3.96. A student who attains a standing of 3.97 will be graduated with highest honors (summa cum laude).  To be eligible for graduation honors a student must have earned at least 62 semester hours of graded course work hours at Asbury University. Transfer credit and/or credit-no credit hours are not counted in calculating standing (GPA). Students who have completed less than 62 semester hours at Asbury but who meet the GPA standing for honors as listed above will be listed with "honorable mention."

 

COMMENCEMENT PARTICIPATION AND PROCEDURE

ALL DEGREE CANDIDATES

All students desiring to participate in the May Commencement must have filed a "Graduation Application" by February 1 of that year. 

Go to www.asbury.edu/offices/provost/commencement  for the application.

Final decisions regarding participation in the annual May Commencement are made each year on February 15. 

To participate a student must meet the following criterion:

Requirements for Associate’s and Bachelor’s Candidates

(a) Has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00.

(b) Will have completed all requirements for a degree by one of the following:

  • has at least 124.0 total credits (60.0 for AA degree) and has completed all degree requirements as of the previous fall semester.
  • is enrolled in the current spring semester for all remaining requirements which will be completed by the May commencement.
  • Will have no more than 9 semester hours remaining to complete at Asbury or elsewhere after the May Commencement.
  • Is an education major finished all courses needing only student teaching after the May commencement.
  • Is an education major with no more than 7 semester hours to complete plus student teaching after the May Commencement AND must be able to complete those 7.0 hours BEFORE student teaching for the Fall Semester.

Requirements for Master’s Candidates

(a) Has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.

(b) Will have completed all requirements for a degree by one of the following:

  • has completed all degree requirements as of the previous fall semester.
  • is enrolled in the current spring semester for all remaining requirements which will be completed by the May commencement.
  • Will have no more than 7 semester hours remaining to complete at Asbury or elsewhere after the May Commencement AND must be able to complete those 7 hours before the fall. [For the MA in Education: must be enrolled in EDG 680 Research and Development before the commencement.]

 

 

2013-14 BULLETIN    08/14/2013