Grade Point Average
The University of Richmond uses the semester hour value. A "semester hour" is determined by a combination of factors including contact time with the faculty member in a formal setting and expectations of independent student work through a nominal 15-week semester. The Grade Point Average (GPA) is based on two factors.
The accumulation of academic semester hours that have grades to which grade point values are assigned.
Grade points are awarded for each semester hour's grade according to the following scale:
The GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of grade point earned by the total number of GPA hours. The grade point average is represented to two significant decimal figures. The accumulations and average are shown each term on the permanent academic record. Also shown is the accumulation of Earned Semester Hours. Earned hours are the academic semester hours in which the student has earned passing grades, plus semester hours credit, if any, for accepted transfer work.
The level of students' performance in class work and examinations is indicated by letters. A (excellent), B (good), C (average), and D (poor) indicate that the work has been passed. The foregoing grades may be accompanied by a plus (+) or minus (-) to indicate a relative position within the grade category. Z shows that a course was audited. S and U indicate satisfactory or unsatisfactory performance in non-academic courses or in a Pass/No credit course. W indicates that the student withdrew from a course with a passing average. Marks indicating failure and included as such in the grade point average are F, M (withdrew from a course with a failing average), and V (failure because of excessive absences). The X indicates that the grade is not available from the instructor. The assignment of grades is the sole right and responsibility of the instructor.
I and Y mean that a course has not been completed by the term's end. The I, which provisionally counts as a failing grade, is given when the reasons for incomplete work are deemed unjustifiable by the instructor. The work is to be made up by the date the instructor specifies, but no later than the mid-semester of the next regular semester. If the work is not made up during the grace period, the I will be converted to F. The Y, which does not count as a failing grade, is given when the reasons for incomplete work are deemed justifiable by the instructor, or at the end of the first term of a course that continues into a succeeding term. There is no deadline for completion of the work unless the instructor so specifies. In all cases, it is the student's responsibility to make arrangements for and progress to the completion of an incomplete course.
Grades are due to the Registrar's Office from instructors as specified in the Academic Calendar. Students may access grades via BannerWeb, typically 72 hours after final grades are due. Students will need their Student ID and PIN. Grades are deemed correct unless notification to the contrary is received by the University Registrar within three months after the close of the term specified.
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