At the close of a session or upon completion of a class, the instructor reports a final grade indicating the quality of a student’s work in the class. The University Registrar’s deadlines for submitting grades each quarter or session must be met. Failure to do so creates problems for students such as loss of employment, scholarships, financial aid, and opportunities for further study. Once grades are submitted to the University Registrar, they are final and cannot be changed unless evidence of an error can be presented or a formal grade appeal process is completed in accordance with Ohio University’s official grade appeal policy. Grades cannot be changed by arranging to complete additional work. Grade point values are assigned for each quarter-hour of credit completed according to the grading system below.
At the end of the quarter, your instructors will assign one of the following grades:
CR-Credit is added to credit earned but does not figure into the GPA.
I (Incomplete) – The student has not finished the work required for a regular grade because of extenuating circumstances. A grade of “I” must be arranged with the instructor of the class. The student must complete the work and the instructor submits a grade change within the first six weeks of the next quarter of enrollment or the “I” converts to an “F.”
FS/FN (Failure Never Attended or Failure Stopped Attending) – These grades are earned when a student does not officially drop a class for which he/she is registered within the first 5 weeks of the quarter but either did not attend or attended at least once. Both the FN and FS count as an F in the GPA.
WP/WF (Withdrawn Passing, Withdrawn Failing) – WP and WF are used when a student drops a class after the 15th calendar day of the quarter (and within the first 5 weeks). These grades do not count in the GPA.
NR (No Report) – The instructor reports no grade or turns in grades too late to be processed. If this occurs, contact your instructor immediately.
A course for which a grade has been assigned by a faculty member will not be removed from the student’s academic record without approval of the University Review Panel and the instructor.
A course for which graduation credit is not allowed or a course that has been retaken, will be identified on the student’s academic record (transcript). Grades for these courses do not affect the grade point average, and credit hours do not count toward graduation.