Grades

Grades are processed at the end of each term.  Grades can be viewed through R-Serve. Grades may not be viewed if a restriction has been placed on your academic record.  Grades may be withheld for several reasons such as an unpaid balance, library, and/or parking fines.  Grades cannot be released to students until the restriction on the academic record has been cleared.

Grades can only be released to a parent/guardian/spouce once the Release of Information to Parents/Guardian/Spouse form has been completed and submitted to the Registration Office. 

Grading System

Roberts Wesleyan College uses a letter grading system such as A, A-, B+, etc.  In a few courses, such as mandatory teaching labs, grades are assigned P = Passing or F = Failing. 

Incomplete Grades
In the case that students have not completed all the course requirements, instructors may assign a temporary grade of I = Incomplete.  All incomplete work is due the first day of classes of the next session (i.e., Fall incomplete work due the first day of classes of the Spring semester), EXCEPT incomplete work for the Spring semester is due the first day of the second summer session.  The instructor of the course should then input a grade for this course by the due date indicated on the Academic Calendar.  Grades which are still Incomplete at the due time are changed to reflect a grade of F = Failing. 

Withdraw
Students receive a grade of withdraw, W, when dropping a course after the first 10 days for regular terms and 2 days for summer terms. If a course has been dropped after the drop/add period the grade of W will appear on the student's transcript.  Please note that students may not drop a course after the twelfth week of the semester.

W grade has no effect on the grade point average.

Repeating Courses

A student may repeat any course for which the grade is lower than a B-.  When a course has been repeated, the most recent grade is the one used to calculate the grade point average, GPA.  The prior grade will still appear on the transcript and the new grade will be indicated by brackets. 

Grade Point Average

The grade point average, GPA, is the numerical average of the letter grades the student has received.  It is determined by multiplying the quality points of each letter grade by the number of semester hours in that particular course, adding all such products, and dividing by the total number of semester hours. 

A = 4.0 C = 2.0
A- = 3.7 C- = 1.7
B+ = 3.3 D+ = 1.3
B = 3.0 D = 1.0
B- = 2.7 D- = .7
C+ = 2.3 F = 0.0

Example:

John Doe took a course for 3 credits receiving an A (4 quality points), 2 credits receiving a B (3 quality points), and 3 credits receiving a C (2 quality points).

(3 x 4) + (2 x 3) + (3 x 2) = 24   

(credits of 1st course x quality pts. for grade) + (credits of 2nd course x quality pts. for grade) + (credits of 3rd course x quality pts. for grade) = total quality points

24/8 = 3.0 gpa
Total quality points divided by total credits of courses = cumulative Grade Point Average

John Doe's cumulative GPA is 3.0