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    Graduate study academic procedures

    Evaluation of student performance
    Graduate students are evaluated utilizing a letter grade system with quality points. To remain in good standing, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Grades are calculated according to the following scale:

    Letter gradeQuality points
    per semester hour
    A4.0
    A-3.7
    B+3.3
    B3.0
    B-2.7
    C+2.3
    C2.0
    C-1.7
    E0.0

    Withdrawal
    Students must notify the office of graduate studies in writing of their intent to withdraw from courses. Neither notifying instructors nor failing to attend courses constitutes withdrawal. Failure to complete appropriate withdrawal procedures may yield failing grades for the affected courses.

    Incompletes
    To receive an “incomplete,” a student must apply for and obtain permission from the course instructor. It is expected that an incomplete will be removed within the first two weeks of the semester or term following the one in which it was given. If not removed by the end of the semester or term following the one in which it was given, the “incomplete” becomes an E.

    Probation
    Any time that their cumulative GPA falls below 3.0, degree-seeking graduate students are placed on academic probation. Students placed on probation must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 by the end of an additional nine semester hours of coursework.