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The following letter grades, their equivalents in achievement and grade points per semester hour of credit, are used by School of Dentistry faculty to evaluate student performance in a course.

Letter grade Numerical range Achievement Points value
A 92-100 Superior 4.0
AB 90-91   3.5
B 84-89 Good 3.0
BC 82-83   2.5
C 77-81 Satisfactory 2.0
CD 75-76 Minimally passing — Though CD grades are minimally passing, the grade point value of CD grades is less than the 2.0 value required to maintain satisfactory academic standing. The maximum allowable grade for any course remediation is a CD. 1.5
D N/A The School of Dentistry does not assign a D grade. All grades below CD are unacceptable and do not fulfill the graduation requirements for the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. 0.0
F 74 and below Unsatisfactory; courses with F grades may be remediated as described in the policy on course remediation. 0.0
ADW N/A Administrative Withdrawal. Assigned when a student was withdrawn from the course for administrative reasons, as determined by the university via a formal hearing and/or appeal process. 0.0
AU N/A Audit (no credit) 0.0
AUA N/A Audit (no credit). Included in attempted credits. 0.0
I N/A Assigned by the course director, indicating that the student has not completed the requirements necessary for the assignment of a grade because of circumstances beyond the control of the student, e.g., excused absences. In such cases, the student must meet with the course director within five school days of the assignment of the grade or the student's return to school to determine the requirements to successfully complete the course. 0.0
IC N/A Assigned by the course director to a student whose clinical course work is incomplete at the time of a formal grading period, i.e., end of the term, however the quality and quantity of work is appropriate. 0.0
IX N/A Assigned by the course director to a student whose course work is incomplete and was absent from the final examination because of circumstances beyond the control of the student, e.g., excused absences, but who otherwise meets the criteria for the I grade and the X grade. If the two conditions do not exist, the student is assigned the grade of F or U immediately. 0.0
S N/A

Satisfactory completion of the course. Full credit earned, but the grade does not affect the grade point average.

This grade is an alternative grading option to the A-F scheme used by the colleges in credit-bearing, competency-based courses.

0.0
U N/A

Unsatisfactory completion of course. No credit earned, and the grade does not affect the grade point average.

This grade is an alternative grading option to the A-F scheme used by the colleges in credit-bearing, competency-based courses.

U grades are unacceptable in all courses at the School of Dentistry and do not fulfill the graduation requirements for the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Courses with U grades may be remediated as described in the policy on course remediation.

0.0
UW N/A Assigned by the associate dean for academic affairs to a student who had withdrawn from a course without prior approval. In the event that a student does not re-enroll in the course at a later date, the grade of UW will remain on the student's permanent record. 0.0
W N/A Assigned by the associate dean for academic affairs to a student who had withdrawn from a course with prior approval. In the event that a student does not re-enroll in the course at a later date, the grade of W will remain on the student's permanent record. 0.0
WA N/A Assigned by the associate dean for academic affairs to a student who is administratively withdrawn from a course. In the event that a student does not re-enroll in the course at a later date, the grade of WA will remain on the student's permanent record. 0.0
X N/A Assigned by the course director, indicating that a student has not taken the final examination because of circumstances beyond the control of him/her, e.g., excused absences, but who might earn a passing grade in the course if he or she took a delayed examination. If the two conditions do not exist, the student is assigned an F or U immediately. 0.0



 

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