Grading Scale and Quality Points
Students receive a letter grade in each course taken for credit.
Each semester hour of credit for each letter grade carries the
number of quality points indicated as follows:
Grade Point Average
A grade point average is determined by dividing the total number
of quality points by the total number of credit hours attempted in
graded courses. Credit/No Credit courses are not included in this
calculation. Developmental mathematics courses (0900 series) are
graded as pass/fail.
Credit/No Credit Courses
Credit/No Credit grades (CR or NC) are given in specified
courses and result in earned credit hours if they are completed
successfully. The courses do not result in GPA quality points, and
they have no impact on a students grade point average, whether for
the semester or cumulatively. For that purpose, they are not
considered to be graded courses, though the CR and NC designations
are listed on the transcript with all other grades.
CR/NC courses are noted as such in the course descriptions. A
student may repeat a CR/NC course in which a grade of NC is
received. CR/NC courses may be counted toward graduation as
elective hours up to a maximum of 12 hours, but such courses may
not count toward completion of major or General Education
Requirements unless that is noted specifically in the course
Midterm Grade Reports
Mid-term grades are submitted electronically at mid-term of each
semester according to the deadline issued by the Registrars Office.
Mid-term grades are not a part of the students permanent record.
Grades are mailed to students home addresses.
Semester End Grade Reports
All grades are reported to the Registrar at the end of each
semester. Grades are mailed to students home addresses.
Incomplete Grades Grades of I
A grade of I (Incomplete) is given when circumstances beyond a
students control prevent completion of course requirements. The
student must complete the course work within six weeks or as
mutually agreed upon with the instructor. Approval of the
instructor, the Division Chair, and the Academic Affairs Office are
required. If work is not completed within the specified length of
time, the I grade will change to an F, unless special arrangements
for extension have been made by the faculty member and approved by
the Academic Affairs Office.
Lindsey Wilson reserves the right to suspend any student with a
.0 to .5 term GPA.
Questioning a Grade -- The Student Academic Complaint
A student who wishes to question a
grade assignment, or other academic issue, should follow the
- Whenever possible, the student shall first go to the faculty
member who has assigned the disputed grade. Complaints regarding
grades must be lodged within 14 days of receipt of the disputed
grade and will be decided by the faculty member within seven days
- The student may, within seven days, request in writing review
of such decision by the Chair of the division in which the grade
was assigned. Upon receipt of such request, that Chair will direct
the faculty member and the student to each submit, within 10 days,
a written account of the incident, providing specific information
as to the nature of the dispute.
- Upon receipt of these written accounts, the Chair will meet,
within 14 days, with the faculty member and the student in an
effort to resolve the dispute and will render his or her decision
- If either the student or the faculty member desires to appeal
the decision of the Chair of the division, the student or faculty
member may, within seven days by written request to the Chair,
request that the matter be reviewed by the Academic Affairs Office.
After consultation with the Academic Affairs Council, the Academic
Affairs Office will render a decision within 21 days of receipt of
the referral from the Chair.
If the disputed grade is assigned at the end of a fall or spring
semester and the student and faculty member cannot meet to resolve
the issue, the student must contact the faculty member by email
within 14 days of receipt of the disputed grade. If the issue
cannot be resolved by email within the time limit, steps b, c, and
d of the appeal may extend into the beginning of the semester
immediately following receipt of the disputed grade by following
the timeline above.
Students attending campuses in Virginia may contact the State
Council of Higher Education of Virginia at 101 N. 14th
Street, Richmond, VA 23219, (804) 225-2600 as a last resort if
their complaint has not been resolved to their satisfaction.
Students will not be subject to unfair actions as a result of
initiating a complaint proceeding.