General Academics F.A.Q.
For deadlines and events, students can view the Academic Calendars located on the Registrar's website. You should first consult with an academic advisor before making any changes to your schedule.
Students can always stay up to date by keep up with the Please Be Advised (PBA) website and monthly emails.
*Rematriculating students should speak with an academic advisor, and may request an exception to graduate under the DEC requirements.
Students following the SBC must complete 18 of 19 required objectives. Read more about the DEC & SBC requirements in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Q - Academic Dishonesty: Student who has been charged with academic dishonesty; if found responsible, must take the Q course to have it removed; factors as “F” into the GPA.
I - Incomplete: The Incomplete notation is at the discretion of the instructor. Student must communicate with instructor to complete coursework by a specific date; otherwise, grade becomes “I/F” and factors as “F” into GPA.
W - Withdrawal: Indicates course withdrawn after add/drop deadline. Student does not receive credit for course and no grade is factored into the GPA.
** - No grade reported: No grade has been reported; student should contact faculty member.
U - Unsatisfactory: (in courses such as MAP 103, WRT 101/102, FYS 101, CHE 130); student does not receive credit for the course and no grade is factored into the GPA.
S - Satisfactory: (in courses such as FYS 101, CHE 130); student receives credit for class but no grade is factored into the GPA.
P - Pass: Student selected G/P/NC option by the 9th week in the semester; student earned a passing grade in the course below their desired grade threshold; student receives credit for the course but no grade is factored into GPA and no DEC/SBC credit earned; in most cases no major/minor credit earned.
NC - No Credit: Student selected G/P/NC option by the 9th week in the semester; student earned an “F” in the course; student does not receive credit for the course and no grade is factored into GPA.
NR - No Record: Faculty members report “NR” if a student is listed on their roster but there is no record the student ever attended class; an “NR” becomes an “N/F” and is factored into the GPA as an “F”.
Please consult with an academic advisor for additional information and further explanation of these remarks or consult the Undergraduate Bulletin section titled Grading and the Grading System.
Students can meet with their professors and/or TA. More information can be found of the Academic Success and Tutoring Services website.