|These grades are awarded to students whose level of performance in meeting the requirements of the course is outstanding. These students understand the concepts and the principles of the course and are able to apply them creatively to unfamiliar situations, to use correct methods accurately in problem solving, and to communicate their feelings to others effectively.|
|These grades are awarded to students whose level of performance in meeting the requirements of the course is definitely better than average. These students have a good understanding of most or all of the concepts and principles, generally use correct methods, and are usually accurate in their thinking. They do a good, though not superior, job in communicating within the context of the course.|
|These grades are awarded to students whose level of performance is adequate. These students meet the essential requirements of the course and have a basic understanding of course concepts and principles, but have some difficulty applying them correctly. They do a fair job of communicating their ideas.|
|These grades are awarded to students whose level of performance in general is poor but not failing. These students meet minimum course requirements but lack adequate understanding of some concepts and principles and make rather frequent mistakes in applying them. They do a poor job of communicating ideas relating to the course.|
|F||This grade is issued to students whose level of performance fails to meet even the minimum requirements of the course. These students fail to grasp most of the essential concepts and principles and make frequent mistakes in applying them. Their performance is definitely unsatisfactory.||0.0|
|FN||A student is issued a grade of FN (failure for non-attendance) if they stopped attending and the last known date of attendance is after the course withdrawal period specified on the academic calendar.||0.0|
|AU||A student is issued the non-punitive grade of Audit (AU) upon submission of Request to Audit form during the course withdrawal period specified on the academic calendar.||0.0|
|I||A student is issued Incomplete (I) whenever the circumstances do not allow completion in the normal time period.||0.0|
|S||A Student is issued a grade of Satisfactory (S) upon receipt of a satisfactory employer/student evaluation.||0.0|
|U||A student is issued a grade of Unsatisfactory (U) upon receipt of an unsatisfactory employer/student evaluation.||0.0|
|W||A student is issued a non-punitive grade of (W) whenever withdrawing from a course during the course withdrawal period specified on the academic calendar.||0.0|
|WN||A student is issued a grade of WN (withdrawal for non-attendance) if they stopped attending and the last known date of attendance is during the course withdrawal period specified on the academic calendar.||0.0|
|The thesis project is awarded the grade of Pass (P), Pass with Distinction (PD), Fail (F), Extension (EX), or Not Required (NR).||0.0|
Course Hours and Points Definitions
Quality Points = Grade x Credit Hours
GPA = Quality Points ÷ GPA Hours
Attempted hours (AHRS) - are the sum of the course credit hours for which a student has registered. Attempted hours per term is the basis for determining tuition charges and a measure of the student load.
Credit hour - represents one sixty-minute class period per week. For laboratory courses each credit hour represents two hours of scheduled laboratory work. A student is expected to devote three hours of effort per week for each registered credit hour. For example, a sixteen credit-hour load would require a total of forty-eight hours a week in classes, laboratories, study, and preparation.
Earned hours (EHRS) - represent work equivalent to that defined for a University credit hour which the student has successfully completed at Kettering University, at another institution or by examination. Not all earned hours necessarily apply to the specific degree program being pursued by the student.
Grade Point Average (GPA) - is computed for each term individually and cumulatively. In either case, the weighted GPA is computed by dividing the total quality points earned by the total quality hours accumulated.
GPA hours (GPA-HRS) - are equal to the credit hour value of the course and are awarded only for course work taken at Kettering University. Only course work resulting in GPA hours is used in computing a student’s grade point average (GPA).
Quality Points (QPTS) - are a computational value used to compute a student’s grade point average (GPA). The quality points earned for a given course are equal to the credit hour value of the course multiplied by the numerical equivalent of the letter grade.
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