|Grading Policy||Academic Affairs|
Clinical Grading Criteria
Numerical grades for the competencies are entered into the computer using the following scale:
Classroom Grading Criteria
The criteria utilized to determine a grade are specified in each course syllabus. Percentage weightings of course components also are listed. All dental hygiene courses use the following scale:
Grades at the Time of Withdrawal and Passing Grade Criteria
The following grades are used when students withdraw after the beginning of the course:
1. Information related to the grading criteria for each course is distributed at the onset of the course. All transfer courses, dental hygiene courses and courses taken for institutional credit must be passed with a C grade or better.
2. A failed course may be repeated once as determined by the Dental Hygiene Progression Committee on each individual student’s status. If decided the student may repeat the course, if the course is not passed the second time, the student will not be able to continue in the bachelor of science program or degree completion program. Please see the advancement policies document or refer to the class syllabi.
3. Students must register and pay tuition for repeated courses. The original course and grade remain on the transcript but the grade is excluded from the grade point average when the course is repeated.
4. I grade: An "I" (incomplete) is entered when students have not completed all course requirements In the event that course work is not completed by the end of the following semester, the "I" will be changed to an F (failing) grade. This policy does not apply when a student fails a course and needs to retake it in a subsequent semester.