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  School of Nursing 2021-2023 Academic Policies and Procedures Grades and Records Other Grade Symbols  

Other Grade Symbols


UndergraduateGrade Symbols
DF(Disciplinary Failure). A grade of XF (Disciplinary F) may be assigned to a student found responsible for a serious violation of academic integrity as part of the sanction for the violation (see Academic Integrity Policy 10.2.13. Section II.B.2.).

NG(No Grade). Where no grade is assigned on the final grade roster by the faculty member, the registrar shall assign an NG (No Grade Given). The NG has no immediate effect on a student's GPA; however, if the situation is not resolved within the following semester, the NG converts to an F,and the GPA 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 any student who has registered for a course on that basis. No more than one course may be taken on a Pass/No Credit basis. This option may be used for general electives only. A student must request the Pass/No Credit option at the Office 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.

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 first week of the spring semester, and spring and summer Tgrades must be completed by the first week of the fall semester.

TX (Semester's Work Incomplete and Examination Not Taken). To be used when the circumstances are such that both the T and Xare applicable.

TZ. The TZ grade may be assigned only when a student is unable to finish coursework due to a verifiable emergency situation. The student and faculty member are urged to reach an agreement as soon as possible as to how the course can be completed. The TZ will have no immediate effect on a student's GPA. However, if the situation is not resolved within the following semester, the TZ will convert to an F, and the GPA will be recalculated accordingly.

W (Withdrawal). Assigned in the following cases: (1) when a student officially drops a course between the end of the change-of-registration period and the end of approximately the 10th week of instruction; and (2) when a student withdraws from the college prior to the end of the 10th week, if he or she submits a properly completed withdrawal form, obtained from the Office of Student Affairs, Ackerson Hall 110, Newark, or at 1 Richardson Street, New Brunswick. A School of Nursing undergraduate student may withdraw from the same required School of Nursing course or required natural science course only once.

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 a deferred examination. If the student fails to take a deferred examination within two weeks of the close of the semester or the time specified by the instructor in cases of extreme hardship, the X becomes an F. (A TX will become a TFat the end of such deferred examination period.)
GraduateGrade Symbols
I (Incomplete). A grade of I may be assigned only when a student is unable to finish a non-DNP Project course due to an unanticipated event. It is at the discretion of the course faculty member whether the request will be granted. The student and faculty member are urged to reach an agreement as soon as possible outlining how the course will be completed. The I will have no immediate effect on a student's GPA. If the incomplete grade is not resolved by the end of the following semester (more specifically the end of the Add/Drop period of the subsequent semester), the I will convert to the grade earned in the absence of the completed work (which may be an F) and GPA is recalculated accordingly. Please see additional information about I grades under Incomplete and In-Progress grades.
IP (In-Progress). A grade of IP may be assigned to allow a student currently enrolled in a DNP Project course to provide the student a time-limited opportunity to complete DNP Project course requirements (e.g., awaiting DNP proposal approval from their chair/faculty, IRB approval, and delays with project implementation, data collection, analysis, or dissemination). The student and faculty member are urged to reach an agreement as soon as possible regarding how and when the course will be completed. The IP will have no immediate effect on a student's GPA. If the situation is not resolved within a 12-month period (regardless of enrollment status) the IP converts to the grade earned in the absence of the completed work (which may be an F) and the GPA is recalculated accordingly. Please refer to the Division of Advanced Nursing Practice Handbook for additional information.
IN (Terminal Incomplete ). A nonnumerical grade of IN assigned to a DNP Project course when a student has failed to complete outstanding coursework within the 12-month time period to resolve an In-progress (IP) grade. The IN grade will have no effect on a student's GPA. Students who earn an IN and wish to continue to the program must request permission to repeat the course for which the grade was earned from the divisional dean.
P/F (Pass/Fail). A nonnumerical grade of P (equivalent to grades of A, B+, B, C+) or F (equivalent to grades of C,D and F) is assigned to any student registered for a clinical course in the nurse anesthesia program. Degree credit is given for a grade of Pass. Neither Pass nor Fail grades are included in the grade-point average .
SA/US (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory ). A nonnumerical grade of SA (equivalent to grades of A, B+, B, C+) or US ( equivalent to grades of C, D, and F) is assigned to any student registered for the Project Continuation course based on the extent to which the student has met deliverables in the Project Continuation course. Degree credit is given for a grade of Satisfactory. Neither SA nor US grades are included in the grade-point average.
NG (Not graded). A nonnumerical grade submitted for Maintaining Matriculation.
W (Withdrawn without evaluation). A nonnumerical grade of W may be used when a student has dropped an individual course or withdrawn from the School of Nursing. In no case shall the assignment of W be allowed when withdrawal from the School of Nursing is dated in the last two full weeks of instruction in any semester. A W may be assigned for a course dropped after the course Withdrawal Schedule deadlines only when there are documented extenuating circumstances and this request is authorized by the divisional dean.
 
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