Grading System

Grades Which Carry Quality Points

Description

Grade

Quality Points Per



Semester Hour

Exceptional

A+

4.0


A

4.0


A-

3.7

Superior

B+

3.3


B

3.0


B-

2.7

Average

C+

2.3


C

2.0


C-

1.7

Passing

D+

1.3


D

1.0


D-

0.7

Failing

F

0.0

Grades Which Carry No Quality Points

Incomplete—I

Given for sickness or emergency reasons near end of term and must be approved by the professor, department chair, and school dean. May also be used for practicum-type courses when pre-planned activities extend over two different grading periods. Must be removed within the first seven weeks following the semester (including summer) or grade becomes a permanent F. Seniors expecting to graduate must have all I’s removed prior to the conferral date.

Withdrawal—W

Granted to students who officially withdraw from a class by the calendar-scheduled last date to withdraw with a W. May be assigned by the school dean for extenuating circumstances after the last day to withdraw.

Satisfactory—S

Credit toward graduation, but no quality points. Courses numbered below 1000 carry institutional credit but no credit toward graduation.

In Progress—IP

No credit. Given in developmental courses and ENG 1010 and 1020 to students who need additional time to complete competencies. May be changed to F if student fails to register for the course the next semester he or she is enrolled.

Unsatisfactory—U

No credit.

Audit—N

No credit.

Minimums for Graduation

120 semester hours and a 2.00 grade point average are required.

Prior Learning Credit

This University recognizes the validity of prior learning and provides opportunity to receive academic credit for college-level learning from experience, professional schools, and training. Up to 32 semester hours of academic credits for a BA or BS degree and 15 semester hours for an AA or AS degree are allowable with proper validation and approval in accordance with American Council of Education guidelines or evaluation by qualified Trevecca faculty. Such credit will be awarded only after 12 semester hours have been completed at Trevecca. This program is administered through the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

Military Service Credit

Credit may be given for military education. On presentation of a military transcript, credit is determined in accordance with American Council of Education guidelines by individual assessment according to Trevecca’s guidelines.

Transient Credit from Other Colleges

Students are not permitted to register for courses in other institutions while attending Trevecca without the approval of the registrar. Approval forms are available on TNU4U. The University reserves the right to reject any courses submitted which were not first approved. Students who owe the University money or are on academic probation or suspension will not be allowed to take work at another college as an approved transient student.

Scholastic Honors

Dean’s List. Each semester the Dean’s List is composed of those traditional undergraduate students carrying 12 or more hours who achieve a 3.5 grade point average.

Graduating Honors. Undergraduate students (traditional and adult studies) of high scholastic standing will graduate with honors, according to the following criteria for each honor rank:

With Distinction—representing a cumulative standing of at least 3.5 for AA or AS degree candidates only.

Cum Laude—representing a cumulative standing of at least 3.5.

Magna Cum Laude—representing a cumulative standing of at least 3.7.

Summa Cum Laude—representing a cumulative standing of 3.9 or above.

Phi Delta Lambda is the national honor society of the colleges and universities of the Church of the Nazarene. Each college or university maintains a chapter, the one at Trevecca Nazarene University being the Zeta chapter. Honor graduates are eligible for election to membership in this chapter. Elections are held each year by the faculty during the commencement season. Membership each year may not exceed 15 percent of the graduating class.

The Honor Society. At the end of each spring semester the Honor Society membership list includes those traditional undergraduate students (24 hours and above) who have a cumulative average of 3.5 for the previous fall and spring semesters. Members are inducted the following year. Transfer student requirements are outlined in the Honor Society Constitution. Students who have not completed all required developmental courses are not eligible for membership.