Types of Special Grades and Credits
Students requesting to be withdrawn from a course up to the 75% point will be assigned a W grade. W grades are treated as credits attempted but not earned for SAP purposes. Course withdrawals will be treated as credits attempted but not earned for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) purposes.
Students requesting to be withdrawn after the 75% point will be assigned a WF grade. WF grades are treated as credits attempted but not earned for SAP purposes.
Incomplete grades may be granted for extenuating circumstances that prevent a student from completing the necessary coursework. The request must be submitted by the course end date, before grades are posted. Student must have demonstrated active participation through at least the 75% point in the course and have the potential to earn a passing grade.
If an approval is granted, an appropriate timeframe for submission of the additional work will be determined on a case-by case basis, not to extend beyond one week after the course end date. The VA certification period will not be extended for the duration of the incomplete grade; however, if the student begins a new term, students will be accountable for participation in the subsequent semester coursework while completing work for any course with an incomplete grade. Incompletes will not be used in the SAP evaluation until a final grade is entered.
Students are expected to repeat any courses in which they did not earn a passing grade. Repeats for grade improvement for passed courses with credit earned are not allowed. The highest (passing) grade replaces failed attempt(s) for CGPA purposes. All attempts are considered for SAP requirements based on pace. Certain funding sources will not cover the cost of repeated coursework. Students repeating courses should consult the Financial Services office to determine eligibility.
A transcript will reflect coursework evaluated and accepted for transfer when granted for courses applied to the student’s program of study. Transcripts must be submitted and evaluated within the first semester to ensure proper scheduling of necessary coursework with SDI. All transfer credits that are accepted by SDI and applied to the student’s program of study will be treated as both credits attempted and credits earned for SAP pace calculations. Transfer credits are not factored into Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) calculations for SAP or graduation considerations.