Grading

Grade Points

Grade points are awarded according to the grades earned. The grade point average (G.P.A.) is obtained by dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of semester hours of credit attempted, exclusive of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades.

Grade Point Definitions & Categorizations

Letter Grade Grade Definition Quality Points Per Semester Numerical Average
A Excellent 4.00 93-100
A- 3.67 90-92
B+ 3.33 87-89
B Good 3.00 83-86
B- 2.67 80-82
C+ 2.33 77-79
C1 Average 2.00 73-76
C- 1.67 70-72
D+ 1.33 67-69
D Less than Average 1.00 63-66
D- Minimum Passing Grade 0.67 60-62
F Failure 0.00 Below 60
FX Failure for Non-Attendance 0.00
I2 Incomplete 0.00
CIP2 Course in Progress 0.00
NG No Grade Submitted
R Course Repeated 0.00
S Satisfactory Completion of Minimal Requirements for Course 0.00
U Unsatisfactory 0.00
UX Unsatisfactory Non-Attendance
W3 Withdrawal Without Penalty 0.00

Grade Reports

Approximately two weeks after the close of the semester, grade reports are available to students via the D’Youville website using the Self-Service section of My D'Youville. If a mailed grade report is requested for employment or health insurance verification, it will be sent to the permanent address provided by the student.

Grade Change

Grades that have been recorded in the registrar’s office can be changed only through consent of the faculty member and with the permission of the appropriate dean. Forms for this purpose are available to faculty in the Office of the Registrar.

I Grade

The grade of I (incomplete) is used when the instructor is not prepared to give a final mark for the semester, either because of the student’s illness or some other justifiable delay in the completion of the course requirements.

Application for an I grade can be made on a form issued by the registrar’s office that must include the instructor’s signature. Alternatively, instructors can submit I grades directly to the registrar. The grade of I becomes an F if the work is not completed by April 20th (for fall courses), August 20th (for spring courses), or December 5th (for summer courses). An incomplete grade deadline extension (to the next scheduled deadline) must be approved by the professor and may only be granted by the vice president for academic affairs or dean, as appropriate. If the work is still not completed and another extension is not granted, then the I grade will become an F or U.

Students who complete work for a course in which they have received an “I” grade may request a revised grade report from the registrar’s office.

Grades in Thesis/Project Advisement

Graduate students receiving a second consecutive grade of unsatisfactory (“U”) in GRA 629 will be dismissed from the program.