2001-2002 UAF Catalog


Academic Regulations

Grading System and Grade Point Average Computation

All course grades are letter grades unless otherwise specified in the class schedule. The method of grading (letter or pass/fail) is an integral part of the course structure and is included in the course description. It is the same for all students taking the course. Instructors are expected to state their grading policies in writing at the beginning of each course. Grades appearing on academic records are as follows:

When the I grade is given, the instructor will include a statement of the work required of you to complete the course and the time limits you have to complete the work. The maximum time to be allowed is one year. At the end of the defined time limits, the instructor may issue a grade based on the work turned in. If the instructor does not change the I grade, it becomes permanent at the end of one year. The I grade is not computed in your GPA. You can't graduate with an I grade in either a UAF degree or major course requirement.

Computing Your GPA

Your grade point average (GPA) is a weighted numerical average of the grades you earn in your courses at UAF. To compute your GPA, the total number of credits you have attempted is divided into the total number of grade points you have earned. Grade points are calculated by multiplying the number of grade points awarded, according to the chart below, by the number of credits attempted for the course. The following grades are figured in your GPA: A, B, C, D and F. Grades of I, DF, W, P, AU and CR don't carry grade points and don't affect your GPA. Non-credit courses, transfer credits and credit by examination do not affect the GPA calculations.

Grade Grade Points per Credit
A 4.0
B 3.0
C 2.0
D 1.0
F 0.0

Repeating Courses

All grades (original and retakes) for a course completed at UAF will be shown on the permanent record. For scholastic standing calculations, the GPA calculation for graduate students includes all courses listed on your advancement to candidacy (including repeats and undergraduate courses approved for your program). If you haven't been advanced to candidacy yet, your GPA will include all courses (including repeats) you have taken since your admission to graduate study.

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