University of West Florida
Table of Contents
Fall Semester 2005
Spring Semester 2006
Summer Semester 2006
Degrees, Areas of Specialization,
Student Services and Resources
Tuition and Fees
Military and Veterans Information
Registration and Records
Graduation and General Degree
Public Service and Research Centers
College Mission Statements
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Master's Degree Programs
Specialist Degree Programs
Doctoral Degree Programs
Course Numbering System
Course Listings and Descriptions
Grades will be reported in the following manner:
*Grade not included when computing the
In computation of the required grade point average (GPA) for retention and conferral of a degree, the total number of quality points (grade points times course semester hours) is divided by the total number of semester hours for which letter grades are received (see the Grading System for grade points). All regulations tied to a specific grade average should be interpreted to mean the numerical average associated with that specific grade. Hence, the required “C average or better” is interpreted as “2.0 average or better.”
Course work completed in any student classification (including non-degree) will be included in the undergraduate or graduate GPA, determined by the level of the course.
Change of Grades
Grade Forgiveness Policy
A completed “Grade Forgiveness Request” form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar no later than the last day of classes of the semester in which the course is repeated. Forms are available from the Office of the Registrar.
Once a bachelor’s degree has been awarded by UWF, a student may not repeat a course and be forgiven the original grade in a course taken prior to graduation.
Beginning freshmen students are allowed two opportunities for grade forgiveness during their undergraduate program. Transfer students are permitted one forgiveness. Grade forgiveness is limited to courses (4 semester hours or less) numbered 1000-4999, in which grades are recorded on an “A-F” scale, including a “WF.” Students who are admitted and enroll their first semester as a first-time college freshman are considered beginning freshman. Contact the Office of Admissions for information on status.
If a course has been taken more than one time prior to the application for forgiveness, forgiveness can be used to replace only the most recently awarded grade.
A student may not exercise grade forgiveness by repeating at UWF a course which was initially taken elsewhere, nor may a course taken at UWF be repeated at another institution for forgiveness by UWF.
The grade forgiveness policy is not retroactive. To apply the grade forgiveness policy for all students, the second attempt at the course must have been taken subsequent to the Fall Semester 1986. For the second option for grade forgiveness for beginning freshman students, the second attempt must be the Fall Semester 1996 or later.
Grade forgiveness awarded for repeated courses will not retroactively alter any previous academic action. For example, a probation or disqualification status will not be removed from the records of the semester in which the student originally took the course.
Under unusual circumstances, a different but similar course may be used
if the substitute course is approved by the student’s college dean.
grade forgiveness policy, the attempt will count as an allowable attempt. However, the original grade will not be replaced with the “W” or “WF” received in the repeat attempt.
All grades will remain on the student’s official transcript. The original course grade will be annotated to indicate that the course has subsequently been repeated, and the repeat course grade will be annotated with the transcript containing explanations the course was repeated. The original grade will not be computed in the GPA or course hours included in hours earned except in a case in which the student withdraws from the repeated course or takes an incomplete grade.
If it is determined that the student is ineligible for the grade forgiveness policy, neither a refund of fees nor automatic withdrawal from the course will be made.
A student who has earned a letter grade “A-F” by proficiency exam may not repeat the course under the grade forgiveness policy.
The grade forgiveness option may not be exercised to remove a grade awarded in a case of academic misconduct.
G.I. Bill students and others receiving Veterans Administration educational benefits are advised that the forgiveness of any grade other than an unsatisfactory grade must be reported to the V.A. and may result in the retroactive reduction of benefits for the semester for which the forgiven grade was originally assigned. An unsatisfactory grade may be forgiven without similar consequences. Notify the Office of Veterans Services when utilizing the forgiveness option.
A. A. Degree Forgiveness Policy
To be eligible for this policy, the student must transfer directly from
the A.A. degree granting institution to UWF. All adjusted courses will
remain on the transcript but they will not be calculated into the UWF
GPA. Grades of Incomplete
Grades of Incomplete
A student may receive credit for a course only once regardless of how many times it is taken in transfer or at UWF. All attempts at UWF count in the GPA unless grade forgiveness is used (see Grade Forgiveness Policy).
Students should consult the Student Life Handbook for information regarding the grade appeal process. Grade appeals for courses cross-listed with another department within another college will be heard through the college housing the department, regardless of the departmental affiliation of the faculty member teaching the course.