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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2011–2013 General Information Academic Policies and Procedures Grades and Records Other Grade Symbols  

Other Grade Symbols

XF (Disciplinary Failure). An XF grade may be imposed by an Academic Integrity Facilitator, University Hearing Board, or Student Conduct Officer as part of the sanction for a separable violation of academic integrity. Requests for removal of the X from an XF grade must be submitted in writing to the appropriate Campus Appeals Committee and will be considered by a panel of two student members and one faculty member of the appeals committee. Such requests will not be considered until at least 18 months from the time of the violation that resulted in the XF. Additional explanatory material on the procedures for the removal of the X from an XF grade may be found on the Student Conduct website:

INC (Incomplete). The student has completed 75 percent of the coursework and has earned a passing grade up to the point of absence. Due to an extenuating circumstance discussed with the faculty prior to the end of the semester, the student is given two semesters to complete missed work. An Incomplete converts to an F at the end of two semesters as a permanent grade. A student must repeat a course once a permanent grade of F is issued.

NG (No Grade). The NG grade is assigned by the Office of the Registrar and is used when either the faculty member leaves the grade blank or a computer entry error has credited a blank grade. If the student to whom the grade of NG has been assigned fails to clear up the registration problem within the following semester, the NG grade will convert to an F and the cumulative grade-point average will be recalculated accordingly.

P/NC (Pass/No Credit). A nonnumerical grade of Pass (equivalent to grades of A, B+, B, C+, and C) or No Credit (equivalent to grades of D and F) is assigned to a student who has registered for a course on that basis. This option is open only to juniors and seniors in good academic standing. No more than one course may be taken on a Pass/No Credit basis during a single semester or during the Summer Session, and credit is not allowed for more than four courses. This option may be used for electives only; it may not be used for courses required in the major or for courses used to satisfy the general curriculum requirements. A student must request the Pass/No Credit option at the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs. This request must be made at the time of registration. This option may not be changed once the course officially begins. Degree credit is given for a grade of Pass. Neither Pass nor No Credit grades are included in the grade-point average.

RD, RF ( Reexamination permitted). May be used only when the instructor considers the examination grade to be so inconsistent with the student's previous work that the instructor cannot assign a grade better than D. The R grade symbol entitles the student to a reexamination in the course to try to improve the grade. The student must arrange to take the reexamination within two weeks of the end of the semester. If reexamination is not taken within the time specified, the symbol R is dropped from the student's record and the numerical grade remains unchanged.

S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory). These grades are used in courses where the N credit prefix is used: S (equivalent to grades of A, B+, B, C+, and C) or U (equivalent to grades of D and F).

T (Temporary). Grades of TB+, TB, TC+, TC, TD, and TF are used for all incomplete and temporary grades. Temporary grades are given at the discretion of the instructor when coursework requirements have not been properly completed (e.g., major assignments or examinations). The letter following the T represents the grade the instructor would assign if the outstanding work were to remain uncompleted. This temporary grade becomes permanent if the work is not completed as required and notice is not received from the instructor to convert the temporary grade to a permanent one. The permanent grade may not be poorer than the assigned letter grade. Fall semester T grades must be completed by the end of the sixth week of the spring semester. Spring semester and Summer Session T grades must be completed by October 15. The deadline for October graduates is September 15. It remains, however, the prerogative of an individual faculty member and/or the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs to set earlier deadlines and internal procedures for completing the work required. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor for an interpretation of the T grade and to establish a timetable for the completion of the work.

TT. A TT grade is used in the honors program in lieu of first-semester course grades. The grade may be raised or lowered when the research thesis or honors project is presented at the end of the second semester.

TZ. If a faculty member must submit a final course grade before an allegation of a violation of academic integrity is resolved, the student respondent shall be given a temporary grade of TZ, which does not affect the student's GPA, until the adjudication process is completed. A TZ grade also may be assigned when a student cannot complete coursework due to a certifiable emergency. The TZ will convert to an F if the work is not completed by the end of the following semester.

W (Withdrawal). A W is assigned when a course has been dropped after the sixth day of classes and before completion of the sixth week of the semester. A failing grade is assigned if a course is dropped without the proper permission or after the ninth week of the semester.

X (Examination Not Taken). Assigned only when the instructor believes a student might have passed the course had the final examination been taken. The student must arrange with the instructor to take the deferred examination. Deferred examinations from the fall semester must be taken within two weeks after the beginning of the spring semester. Deferred examinations from the spring semester must be taken within two weeks after the close of the spring semester.

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