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Students are required to follow the Academic Handbook and Code of Student Responsibility
Grades can be accessed online via Campus Connect. Grades can be viewed and printed using the Unofficial Transcript in the Student Center in Campus Connect. This comprehensive report can be used for corporate tuition reimbursement. Some companies may allow the student to log onto Campus Connect with a company representative present to verify grades for an individual term.
Following is the key to the system of evaluating a student’s academic achievement of the educational objectives specified by the instructor in the course syllabus. These definitions apply to the straight letter grade. A plus grade represents slightly higher achievement than the straight letter grade. A minus grade represents slightly lower achievement than the straight letter grade. For undergraduate students, the addition of a # indicates an original attempt of a course which has been repeated; therefore the grade and credit are removed from the term and cumulative grade point average and credit hours.
Once a grade is assigned, university policy prohibits faculty from changing the grade without the permission of the college-based exceptions committee. Errors made in computation of the final grade (clerical error) and removal of an IN grade in accordance with university policy are exceptions to the grade change policy. Faculty may not assign or accept additional graded material in order to improve a student’s final grade.
Withdrawal from the course initiated by an advisor or administrator at the student’s request, usually outside of established deadlines. Administrative withdrawals may be granted under extraordinary circumstances and require documentation for support. See the Withdrawal Policy page in this handbook for more information. During their DePaul career, students may be allowed one medical/personal approved administrative withdrawal and one college office administrative withdrawal, each for one or more courses in a single term.
Quality points are awarded to a student in relation to the grade given and the number of quarter hours of credit attempted in the course. Quality points are awarded according to the following schedule:
AU, W, WA, IN, PA, R, ING, RG, M
In general, a student’s grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of quality points accumulated by the total number of credit hours attempted with quality points assigned. In addition, a number of graduate programs have specific regulations regarding the computation of the grade point for coursework outside the program. The grade point average is calculated only upon grades earned at DePaul University.
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