Grades

A, B, C, D, F, and WF (withdrawal/failing) are computed in the accumulative average. WP (withdrawal/passing), WS (withdrawal/satisfactory), WU (withdrawal/unsatisfactory), I (incomplete), S (satisfactory), U (unsatisfactory), and NR (not reported) are not computed in the accumulative average. A grade of S is considered a C or better. A grade of U is comparable to a D or F. Transfer and proficiency credits are not computed in the accumulative average.

Incomplete Grade

Failure to correct an "Incomplete" grade in the specified amount of time will result in the grade being changed to "F". The course must then be retaken in its entirety. Making up this deficiency is the student's responsibility.

Programs Based on Quarters - A grade of "Incomplete" for one or more courses for a quarter is a deficiency which must be corrected by the end of the second week of the following quarter.

Programs Based on Sessions - Students who receive an "Incomplete" grade in a technical course must complete course work before the following session ends. Students receiving an "Incomplete" for a general education course must complete course work by the second week of the following session.

Record Changes

Grades or attendance records will not be changed after six months have elapsed from the end of the term in which the grade or absence was received.

Calculating Your G.P.A.

The University of Northwestern Ohio’s grade point average is determined by multiplying the number of credits by the quality points.  Then the total number of quality points are divided by the number of credit hours.  Credits and grades for work completed at other institutions and credits earned by examination are not included in the UNOH grade point average.

GPA calculations on transcripts generated after July 31, 2018, do not round up but truncate to the second decimal place (example:  3.816 truncates to 3.81 with no rounding).

A (94-100) = 4.0
A- (90-93) = 3.67
B+ (87-89) = 3.33
B (82-86) = 3.00
B- (80-81) = 2.67
C+ (77-79) = 2.33
C (72-76) = 2.00
C- (70-71) = 1.67
D+ (67-69) = 1.33
D (62-66) = 1.00
D- (60-61) = .67
F (59 and below) = .00

 

Grade Appeal

The purpose of the Grade Appeal Policy is to establish standards and guidelines for a student to appeal a course grade. The policy reflects that the University of Northwestern Ohio is committed to the freedom of academic inquiry that assures faculty and students the opportunity to pursue knowledge with integrity by providing a quality education.

Note: The instructor assigned to the course has the responsibility of providing grading criteria, evaluating course work, and assigning grades.

Note: Students have the responsibility to understand the objectives of the course and abide by the standards outlined in the course.

Student Right to Appeal

Students have the right to appeal a final course grade issued by the assigned instructor if the student has evidence to show that the final grade is based on the following grounds for an appeal:

  • Grades were calculated in a manner inconsistent with the syllabus or University policy;
  • The instructor failed to assign or remove an assignment or test grade as agreed upon with the student with documented correspondence;
  • The overall grade was calculated incorrectly;
  • Arbitrary and unfair grading/performance standards were employed;
  • Grade was reduced resulting from an excused absence as defined in the course syllabus or University Course Catalog.

Prior to a grade appeal, the student will make an attempt to discuss the matter with the assigned instructor to investigate and resolve the grade dispute. If the assigned instructor is no longer employed by the University, the student will rectify the grade with the Department Chair and Dean/Associate Dean. Evidence of relevant documents for the appeal will be provided by the student, as the burden of proof resides with the student.

For the Grade Appeal Process, please see the Grade Appeal section in the Academic Affairs section of the University Catalog.

MBA Grades

Students will be issued a letter grade based on criteria outlined in each course syllabus.  All courses receiving a grade below a C must be retaken.  Students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA for graduation.  If a student’s GPA falls below a 3.0, an academic warning, then probation, then dismissal will be issued as applicable, and the student will not be eligible for graduation.  No suspension will be issued to students within the program.  Students will be counseled by Virtual College Support Department mentors on maintaining a 3.0 GPA.