a. Grading System
The following uniform grading system has been adopted for all state colleges and universities in West Virginia, according to State code.
A – Superior P – Pass
B – Good I – Incomplete
C – Average W – Withdrew
D – Below Average IF – Failure due to irregular withdrawal from University or from a single class
F – Failure
No grade, except I, given by an instructor may be changed following the report of the grade to the Office of the Registrar except under Grade Appeal procedures or when the instructor initiates an appeal because a mistake was made in computing or recording the grade. In the latter case, the instructor concerned is asked to address the request for the change in writing to the Registrar with a copy to the Provost. Any adjustment of a final grade shall be subject to review of the Provost.
An exception to the above is the appeal to the Admissions and Credits Committee to change a grade to W. This committee is authorized to change these grades upon appeal by a student or instructor. The chair of the committee should submit the grade change in writing to the Registrar.
A grade of incomplete may be given to a student who has satisfactorily completed most of the requirements for a course but because of illness or other extenuating circumstances has not completed all of said requirements. All incomplete grades must be filed with the Registrar and accompanied by the form, Grade of Incomplete – Shepherd University. When work has been completed, an appropriate grade is indicated and recorded with the Registrar’s Office on the same form.
Incomplete grades issued during the fall semester must be made up ten (10) days prior to the date final grades are due for the following spring semester. Incomplete grades issued during the spring semester must be made up ten (10) days prior to the day final grades are due for the following fall semester. Incomplete grades issued during either summer session must be made up ten (10) days prior to the date final grades are due for the following fall semester.
If the incomplete is not made up according to this schedule, it automatically becomes an F. When an incomplete is made up, or an F is given, the student’s grade point average will be recomputed.
See Appendix J for graduate student process.
b. Quality Points
The quality-point average is computed on all work for which the student has registered except for the courses with grade of W, and is based on the following quality-point values for each semester hour of credit: A-4.0, B-3.0, C-2.0, D-1.0, F-0.
C. Grade Reports
Student achievement reports are required from each member of the teaching faculty for each student enrolled. Reports are to be turned in on the dates indicated on the University calendar, for both mid-term and finals.
Information on grading is also provided in the Shepherd University Catalog.