Grading System

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Grades are due from the Instructor to the AGS Registrar’s Offense 15 days after the end date listed in SONIS.  They may take several days to administratively process.  Grade changes are subject to additional approvals and may take up to 10 days to administratively process.

The University operates on a four-point grading system as defined below.

Grade Definition

A Superior Work. Implies excellence in thinking and performance in a course. High-level work that is cleac, precise, and well-reasoned, and insightful.
B Above Average. Implies sound thinking and performance in a course. B-level work is clear, precise, and well-reasoned but does not have the depth of insight that A-level work had.
C

Average. Implies mixed thinking and performance in a course. C-level work is inconsistently clear, precise, well-reasoned, and inconsistently demonstrates comprehension of basic concepts and principles.

F

Failure. Imples a attemps to get through a course by rote recall and reflects a mistaken comprehesion of basic concepts and principles.

I Incomplete. Incompletes are recorded temporarily in extenuating circumstances after student request and administrative approval.
W Withdrawal. This grade is not used in computing the student's GPA, but does affect completion rate.
WP Withdrawal Passing. This grade is not used in computing student's GPA, but does affect completion rate.
WF Withdrawal Failing. This grade is used in computing student's GPA, but does not affect completion rate. 
AU

Audit. No credit is reaned. This grade is not used in computing the student's GPA.

Computing Grade Point Average (GPA)

Letter grades are assigned numerical values according to the chart below. 

A = 4.00 94-100 Percent
A- = 3.70 91-93 Percent
B+ = 3.30 88-90 Percent
B = 3.00 84-87 Percent
B- = 2.70 81-83 Percent
C+ = 2.30 78-80 Percent
C = 2.00 74-77 Percent
F = 0.00 73 Percent and below
I = 0.00, temporary  
W = No grade point value assigned  
WP = No grade point value assigned  
WF = 0.00  
AU = No grade point value assigned  

Incompletes

The following policy is to be applied to all students in the University who receive an “I” for incomplete work in a course.

  1. A temporary grade of incomplete may be granted for some assignments when the student is prevented from finishing course work on time by extenuating circumstances, such as military service, hospitalization, or death in the immediate family. The student should demonstrate that the majority of work has already been accomplished. Some work, such as participatory activities, team exercises, and online discussions, cannot be made up.

  2. It is the student’s responsibility to request an “I” grade by emailing the request and rationale to agsappeal@ohiochristian.edu. The request must be made no later than the last week of the course. If the emergency occurs in the last week of the course, the request must be made no later than 14 days after the end date of the course as noted in SONIS.

  3. The student, instructor, and advisor will be notified regarding approval or denial of the appeal.

  4. Students approved for a temporary grade of incomplete will be required to turn in completed work to the instructor who taught the course.  The deadline for submitting work is five weeks from the end date of the course as noted in SONIS.

  5. Failure to submit the incomplete work by this deadline will result in earning zero points for the incomplete work, and the final grade will be awarded accordingly.

GPA Requirements

1. GPA Requirement Probation Status:

A) Students admitted on a probationary basis because they do not meet the minimum GPA for regular admission are placed on GPA Probation. 

B) A student is placed on GPA requirement probation if his/her cumulative GPA is not at least 3.0 at the end of a semester. If cumulative GPA is not at least 3.0 after attempting 9 more credits, the student will be suspended.

c) No more than 6 credits may be earned with course grades of C or C+. Additional courses with a grade of C or C+ must be retaken.

2. GPA requirement suspension appeal may be submitted to agsappeal@ohiochristian.edu within one month of notification of suspension, and should describe the extenuating circumstances, such as military service, hospitalization or death in the immediate family.

3. Readmission: A student who has been suspended for GPA reasons may reapply after six months from the end date of the last course.