This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
Grades will be reported in the following manner:
|G||Deferred (Thesis/Dissertation only)||**|
|I*||Grade Not Reported||**|
|TR||Withdrawal with full refund||**|
Grade not included when computing the GPA.
Student teaching, practica, thesis and dissertation credit, and special courses are graded as satisfactory or unsatisfactory ("S" or "U"). Other courses at the undergraduate level may be taken under a pass or fail ("P" or "F") option.
In computation of the required grade point average (GPA) for retention and conferral of a degree, the total number of quality points (grade points times course semester hours) is divided by the total number of semester hours for which letter grades are received (see the Grading System for grade points). All regulations tied to a specific grade average should be interpreted to mean the numerical average associated with that specific grade. Hence, the required “B average or better” is interpreted as “3.0 average or better.”
Course work completed in any student classification (including non-degree) will be included in the undergraduate or graduate GPA as determined by the level of the course.
Refer to Audit Grading in the Registration Policies and Procedures section of this Catalog.
Refer to Pass/Fail Grading Option in the Registration Policies and Procedures section of this Catalog.
Students graduating from UWF having earned a letter grade of “F, D, D+, C-, C, C+, B-, B, B+, A-, or A” may not have a grade changed for a course which was taken and completed prior to graduation.
An incomplete (“I”) grade signifies that all course requirements have not been met. If circumstances exist beyond the control of the student, as determined by the instructor, the following applies:
Students should consult the Student Handbook and Planner for information regarding the grade appeal process. Grade appeals for courses cross-listed with another department within another college will be heard through the college housing the department, regardless of the departmental affiliation of the faculty member teaching the course.
A student may receive credit for a course only once regardless of how many times it is taken in transfer or at UWF. All attempts at UWF count in the GPA. The most recent attempt (regardless of grade) of the course counts toward meeting degree requirements.
Official transcripts may be ordered via the web or telephone with Credentials Solutions, Inc. There is a $10 fee for each official transcript and additional fees may apply for special services. Students may obtain an unofficial transcript at no charge through MyUWF. Refer to Transcripts on the Office of the Registrar website for additional information and instructions for ordering a transcript. UWF transcripts include all course work taken at UWF, degrees awarded, and accepted transfer credit (institutions, courses, and grades). UWF transcripts only list UWF’s grade point averages.
Academic credit toward the degree shall not be given for courses which are designed to fulfill prerequisites for admission.
A master's program may include up to two courses with a maximum total of six semester hours of directed studies. Directed studies must be at the 5000-6000 level.
A specialist or doctoral program may include up to two courses with a maximum total of six semester hours of directed studies.
At the request of a department and with the approval of the College Dean and Graduate School, a graduate student may be permitted to take six semester hours or two courses (whichever is greater in credit) of graduate-level credit by proficiency. No fees will be assessed. The department will identify an appropriate method to assess the student’s proficiency related to the course learning outcomes. The grade for the credit by proficiency will be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Grades will be recorded and UWF’s grading system and policies will be applied.
A graduate student who previously attempted a course or is currently enrolled in a course may not use the credit by proficiency option for that course. Students may attempt to earn credit by proficiency in a specific course only once, regardless of whether they pass or fail.
Non-degree graduate students who possess a bachelor’s degree or higher, who are participating in an approved teacher education program, and who demonstrate significant teaching experience, may take one or two courses amounting to no more than nine semester hours of their course work through the credit by proficiency option.
Students must be enrolled at UWF at the time the proficiency is assessed and credit is given.
Undergraduate students are not eligible to request graduate-level credit by proficiency.