Grading System

A student receiving a grade below 1.75 (for a  doctorate degree) and 2.5 (for a Master’s degree) in any course requirements will have to either  repeat the course or take a substitute course in the same discipline or area with the approval of the Dean.  However, for purposes of graduation, the overall grade average in the academic course should be 1.75 for a doctorate degree and 2.0 for a master’s degree.

The grading system for qualifying courses shall be either “P” or “NC” (Pass/No Credit), with the number of units indicated in parenthesis

The following rating system is adopted by the Graduate School:

Doctorate Degree

1.00 - Excellent
1.25 - Very Good
1.50 - Good
1.75 - Passed

Below 1.75 - Failed

INC - Incomplete, lack of course requirement i.e. failed to take the examination and/or submit other final requirements

Master’s Degree

1.00 - Excellent
1.25 - Very Good
1.50 - Good
1.75 - Satisfactory
2.00 - Passed

Below 2.0 - Failed

INC - Incomplete, lack of course requirement, i.e., failed to take the examination and/or submit other final requirements

Note:   The Dean submits the Grade for the Dissertation Defense based on the average rating  of the members of the Panel of Examiners

Removal of Incomplete Grades

  • A grade of Incomplete (Inc.) shall be given a student whose course work is incomplete at the time the grade was submitted.  An “Incomplete” (INC) grade must be completed within a period of one (1) year from the semester/term  the Inc. grade was incurred.  After a year, the student is required to repeat the  course or it remains “INC” and will earn no credit (“NC”).
  • A student who has two or more “Incomplete” grades shall not be allowed to enroll until he/she has removed his/her  “INC” grade.

 

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