Grades

You will be graded on a 10-point, H-F scale. Pluses (+) and minuses (-) can be added to any grade (with the exception of LP). In addition, all core courses are graded on a forced curve. Faculty members can apply the curve within one section or across all sections taught. All students in flex-core courses will be graded on a curve, even if they are taking the course as an elective.

The curve for fixed core courses is:

H 25-30% of students
HP 55-65% of students
P, LP, F 10-15% of students

The curve for flex-core courses is:

H Less than 35% of students
HP, P, LP, F Greater than 65% of students

Minimum GPA Requirements, Probation and Dismissal

During the academic review process at the end of each semester, the Office of Student Affairs monitors the academic performance of all students and makes available a support system for those in need of assistance.

Students whose GPAs fall below the minimum requirements are subject to probation or dismissal.

GPA calculations are weighed by the number of credits and based on the following: H+ = 11.0, H=10.0, H- = 9.0, HP+ = 8.0, HP = 7.0, HP- = 6.0, P+ = 5.0, P = 4.0, P- = 3.0, LP = 1.0, F=0.0.

Minimum GPA requirements by term and for graduation are as follows:

Timing GPA Requirement Consequence
After Term 1: GPA less than 4.80 Probation
GPA less than 4.40 Dismissal
Subsequently: GPA less than 5.60 Warning
GPA less than 5.20 Probation
GPA less than 4.80 Dismissal
Graduation: GPA greater than or equal to 5.50
   

Please Note:

- A student can be on probation for one semester, at most. A second probation implies dismissal.

- A student can appeal his/her dismissal to the Academic Standards Committee that could allow the student to stay in the program under certain conditions.

- A student who was dismissed from the School might apply, via regular admissions procedure, to the program. If admitted he/she might have the option of using credit for certain past courses taken at the School.

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