Grading is a measure of the student’s mastery of a select body of knowledge contained in a specific course. This mastery involves the elements of memory, understanding and expression.
The instructor judges the student’s mastery of any course based on all the evidence provided during the conduct of the course. Formal examinations are only part of the evidence; questions asked by the student, recitations, term papers, book reports, written and oral quizzes, the student’s participation in class discussions—any and every kind of evidence that reveals the student’s development in mastering a subject is pertinent and may legitimately be used by instructors in making their judgment.
Therefore, the following grading system is in effect at Le Moyne:
To earn a grade of A or A–, a student must seek mastery of a specified field by reason of interest. The student will show initiative and originality in attacking and solving problems. The student shows ability in rethinking problems, making associations and adapting to new and changing situations. Moreover, the student has command of an appropriate vocabulary.
To earn a grade of B, B+ or B– a student should manifest all the qualities characteristic of a student who has earned a C and, in addition, reveal a memory that encompasses more than the basic elements of a course. The student has a more personal grasp of the principles of the course, perceives wider application of these principles and can discuss the subject matter of the course with ease.
To earn a grade of C, C+ or C– a student should be able to recall the basic elements of a course, understand the essential background and materials, make some applications of the basic principles and express them intelligibly.
A student will earn only a D if he/she is deficient to some degree in any of the areas outlined under C, C+, C–.
A student deserves no better than an F if he/she is deficient to a high degree in any of the areas outlined under C, C+, C–.
Awarded for superior performance in internships only. The student earns credit but no grade points. Undergraduate students only.
Indicates the student has not passed the exit exam for WRT 101.
Awarded for satisfactory performance in internships only. The student earns credit, but no grade points. Undergraduate students only.
This symbol indicates satisfactory work in a course for which the student gains credit but no grade points.
This symbol indicates failure in a course for which the only alternative mark could have been a (PF/P). It is the equivalent of an "F" grade.
Failure for dropping a course after the 12th week of the semester or 80 percent of a summer term as published in the Academic Calendar, or for excessive absence from a course. It is the equivalent of an “F” grade.
Granted by the instructor for failure to complete class assignments.Students who find themselves unable to complete work for a course by the end of the regular term should request their instructor to submit a grade of Incomplete (I).
Such a request should be made only for good cause, and students should bear in mind that instructors may request documentation in support of such a request, in writing, and may refuse the request. If the precipitating cause is of a personal nature, students or faculty may seek the assistance of the academic dean in documenting the reason for the request.
Undergraduates who incur incomplete grades have 30 days from the last day of the final examination in a given semester to resolve the incomplete grade. These deadlines for removal of incomplete grades are listed in the Academic Calendar. Incomplete grades not resolved by these deadlines are automatically converted to a failing grade for the course. The official deadline for removing any incomplete grade may be extended only by the academic Dean.
Deadlines for removal of incomplete grades are stated in the Academic Calendar and online at the Registrar's website. Incomplete grades not removed by the appropriate deadline are automatically converted to a failing grade for the course. The official deadline for removing any incomplete grade may be extended only by the academic dean.
Students enrolled in a graduate program have 60 days from the last day of class to resolve the “I” status for coursework. Extensions are granted by the director of the appropriate graduate program.
If a candidate for graduation has completed the work for an incomplete grade within the required time, the recorded graduation date will be the semester in which the “I” was received. If the student asks for an extension, he/she will have a graduation date recorded as the next possible graduation date.
This symbol indicates that a student has withdrawn from a course subsequent to the last day for dropping courses with no grade but before the end of the twelfth week of the semester or 80% of a summer term.
Indicates satisfactory work in non-credit bearing courses and activities. Undergraduate students only.
Indicates unsatisfactory work in non-credit bearing courses and activities. Undergraduate students only.
Granted by the instructor to indicate satisfactory participation in a course that a student has audited. This symbol does not imply satisfactory performance on examinations or other work, and it may not be converted to a letter grade.
A student who wishes to audit a course may do so with the approval of the course instructor. Students who audit courses generally are exempt from assignments and examinations; however, requirements vary depending on the course. Under no circumstances may a student make a course change from credit to audit after the last day to add a course as listed in the Academic Calendar section. A grade of AUD is recorded on the transcript if minimum attendance standards are met. No credit is given. Please see “Part-time Students”, in the Financial Information section of this catalog for costs to audit courses.
Audit permission forms are available in the registrar’s office. Students registering for credit are given priority for all courses.
A student will be assigned a course grade on a pass/fail basis if:
In order to encourage greater student representation and experimentation in course selections, the pass/fail grading option is offered for undergraduate students as follows:
Candidates for a degree must complete the number of semester hours required, and their work must also reach a standard of excellence measured in terms of grade points.
The total grade points for each course are calculated by multiplying the credit hours for that course by the grade points assigned to the grade earned in the course:
The semester grade-point ratio is calculated by dividing the total grade points for all courses by the total credit hours for all courses. (Since the grades of W, PF/HP and PF/P carry no specified number of grade points, the credit hours for such a course do not enter into the computation of the G.P.A.)
Students with permission to transfer courses taken at other institutions are reminded that the College accepts only the credit from such courses. The grades earned in those courses do not affect the students’ grade points and G.P.A.
For cases in which a student feels he or she has been given an unjustifiably low grade, the following grievance procedure for grades has been established:
Grades are posted to students’ WebAdvisor account. If a student needs a printed grade report he or she must submit the appropriate form to the registrar’s office. The form can be found on the Web at www.lemoyne.edu/registrar or in the registrar’s office. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the registrar’s office of a change in name or address.
A transcript for work completed at Le Moyne College may be obtained by writing to: Registrar, Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, N.Y. 13214-1301. A cost is associated with the request of an official transcript. In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, telephone requests for transcripts will not be granted nor will grades be given over the telephone. The registrar’s office does not release transcripts of students with an outstanding financial obligation to the College. See the Registrar's Website for more information.