Grades and Index
The grading scale is as follows:
|C+||Better than Satisfactory|
|D||Passing, but Unsatisfactory|
|W||Withdrew before deadline|
|FX||Failure due to a violation of the College’s Academic Integrity Policy|
|IP||In-Progress (Nursing Clinical courses only)|
*must be cleared no later than the fourth week of the following semester.Quality Points
A student’s academic standing is determined by his/her cumulative index based on all grades and quality points earned at College of Mount Saint Vincent since entrance into the College. The student’s index is computed by dividing total quality points by total credits.
The quality points assigned to each grade are listed below:
|Grade||Quality Points||Grade||Quality Points|
Change of Grade
When an F or any other low grade is earned by a student, the student may compensate for this by repeating the course. Any required course in which a student receives an “F” grade must be repeated, usually in summer school. Major or minor courses in which a student receives a “D” must be repeated since a minimum of “C” is required for all courses taken to meet major or minor requirements.
When a student repeats a course, the prior grade then appears with no hours attempted or earned and is removed from the cumulative average after the course has been replaced. In all cases, the grade earned the second (or, in rare circumstances, the third) time is the one calculated in the student’s cumulative grade point average.
Students are permitted to repeat a course one time without needing to obtain special permission. In rare circumstances, a student may be permitted to take a course a third time, subject to obtaining the approval of the appropriate department chair and the Dean of the Undergraduate College. Students are not permitted to take a course more than three times. In cases where the student is not successful after the allowed attempts, the student will be withdrawn from the major, if the course is a major requirement; or will be dismissed from the college, if the course is a core requirement.