Undergraduate Grading System

Grades are due from the Instructor to the AGS Registrar’s Office 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.

Undergraduate Grade Definition

  • A Superior Work. Implies excellence in thinking and performance in a course. High-level work that is clear, precise, 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 or insight of A-level work.
  • 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.
  • D Inferior but Passing. Implies poor thinking and performance in a course. D-level work is inconsistently clear, precise, well-reasoned, and inconsistently demonstrates comprehension of basic concepts and principles. (Exception: A "D" is not a passing grade for RN-BSN courses. See RN-BSN Progression Policy.)
  • F Failure. Implies an attempt to get through a course by rote recall and reflects a mistaken comprehension of basic concepts and principles.
  • I Incomplete 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 it does affect completion rate.
  • AU Audit. No credit is earned. This grade is not used is computing the student’s GPA.
  • P Passing. Credit is given for a credit/no credit course. This grade is not used in computing the student’s GPA.
  • NC No credit. No credit is given for a credit/no credit course. This grade is not used in computing the student’s GPA.

Removal of “D” or “F” Grades

Students may repeat a course in which a “D” or an “F” is received for the purpose of earning a higher grade point average. When a course is repeated, the new grade will supersede the earlier grade in computing the cumulative GPA. Courses carrying a “D” or an “F” grade will remain on the transcript but the cumulative GPA will be computed using only the latest grade. This procedure is of special value to students who are placed on GPA requirement probation or suspension. It is strongly recommended that students retake “D” or “F” courses to raise the cumulative grade
point average.

Incomplete Work

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 course work has already been accomplished. Students will be assigned alternative assignments for participatory activities, team exercises, and online discussions, for class sessions approved for the incomplete. Assignments due for class sessions held prior to the incomplete may not 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.

Computing Undergraduate Grade Point Averages (GPA)

  • 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
  • C- = 1.70 71-73 percent
  • D+ = 1.30 68-70 percent
  • D = 1.00 64-67 percent
  • D- = 0.70 61-63 percent
  • F = 0.00 60 percent or below
  • I = 0.00 temporary
  • W = No grade point value assigned
  • AU =  No grade point value assigned
  • P =  No grade point value assigned
  • NC =  No grade point value assigned

Probation and Suspension

Students should strive to maintain an appropriate grade point average (GPA) for the degree they are seeking.  When students are not able to maintain a 2.0 or “C” grade average over time they are likely to be placed on probation or suspended from the University. 

  • Probation is a general status placed on either new students who do not meet the full requirements for admission to Ohio Christian University or for continuing students who have not maintained a cumulative or semester GPA of a 2.0 for one or more semesters. A probation is automatically applied to incoming students with less than the required cumulative GPA on college transcripts. Students on probation may not register for more than 15 credits per semester with no overlapping courses while on probation.
  • Suspension occurs when a student is not able to increase their GPA above a 2.0 or a program-specific GPA requirement for more than two consecutive semesters or does not meet the GPA requirements for the number of credit hours held by the student.

The chart below (GPA Requirements) provides a quick guide to the GPA averages that cause either probation or suspension.

Students may appeal a GPA suspension by submitting extenuating appeal information to agsappeal@ohiochristian.edu within one month of suspension notification. It should describe the extenuating circumstances, such as military service, hospitalization, or death in the immediate family.

A student who has been suspended for GPA reasons may reapply after six months from the end date of the last course. Students must appeal to agsappeal@ohiochristian.edu.

GPA Requirements for Eligibility

Students on GPA requirement probation are ineligible to participate in university-sponsored public relations groups or other groups that represent the University to the public. Students on GPA requirement probation are ineligible to hold any appointed or elected office with student government or organizations.