Grades will be reported in the following manner:
|| Above average
|| Above average
|| Above average
|| Below average
|| Below average
|| Withdrawal with partial
refund of fees
|| Withdrawal with full refund
|| Late Grade
|| Deferred (Graduate
*Grade not included when computing the GPA.
Student teaching, practica, and special
courses are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (?S/U?) basis. Other
courses may be taken by undergraduates under a pass/fail (?P/F?) option.
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
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
Students graduating from UWF having earned a letter grade of ?F, D, D+,
C-, C, C+, B-, B, B+, A-, or A? may not have a grade changed for a
course which was taken and completed prior to graduation. Graduated
students having an ?I? or other deferred incomplete grade in a course
taken prior to graduation may have the incomplete grade changed to a
letter grade after graduation within one year of graduation, upon
completion of required work and submission of appropriate grade change
process by the course instructor via the chairperson and college dean
(see Grades of Incomplete).
GRADE FORGIVENESS POLICY
Grade forgiveness is restricted to undergraduate degree seeking students
in undergraduate courses.
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.
If a student withdraws from a course repeated under the 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
Students who previously attended UWF, whether as degree-seeking or
non-degree who subsequently earn an associate of arts degree at another
Florida public institution, have the following options:
- All credit earned at UWF prior to earning the A.A. at another Florida
public institution will be excluded from the number of hours earned
towards a baccalaureate degree and from all calculations of the UWF GPA.
The official academic record will reflect 60 semester hours of credit
and completion of the General Studies and Gordon Rule requirements in
accordance with the State Articulation Agreement. The UWF GPA will
include only those courses completed from this point forward, and the
student will be in good academic standing.
- Credit, status, and GPA earned at UWF remain the same. The
transferable credit will be added to the total number of hours
applicable to a baccalaureate degree and the A.A. degree will be posted.
The student record will reflect completion of the General Studies and
Gordon Rule requirements.
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
GRADES OF INCOMPLETE
An incomplete (?I?) grade signifies that all course requirements have
not been met. If circumstances exist beyond the control of the student,
as determined by the instructor, the following applies:
- The instructor may assign a grade of ?I,? provided the student has
satisfactorily completed at least 70 percent of the course requirements
and the student has a grade of at least C? or S (satisfactory) in
coursework up to that point in time. Students who receive an involuntary
call to active military duty should consult with their instructors.
- The ?I? becomes an ?F? at the end of the next academic semester
unless the grade is changed by the instructor to a letter grade
(?A?-?F?). The student is responsible for submitting a written request
to the department for a grade change or extension prior to the end of
the last instructional day of the semester.
- Students receiving grades of incomplete should NOT reregister for
courses in which an ?I? has been assigned.
- When assigning an incomplete grade (?I?), instructors should complete
a ?Report on Assignment of Incomplete Grade.? This will assist students
in understanding the requirements for completing a course, and it will
provide necessary information in the event the instructor is not
available to monitor the completion of the requirements.
- An ?I? grade will be converted to a ?F? grade upon graduation if no
other grade is submitted. Students may not graduate with an outstanding
- Graduated students having an ?I,? which was converted to an automatic
?F? or other incomplete grade for a course may have the grade changed to
a letter grade within one year after receiving a degree. To change the
grade, the student must complete the required work and the course
instructor must submit the appropriate grade change form via the
chairperson and the dean. For the purposes of honors designation, this
grade change which replaces an incomplete grade subsequent to a
student?s receiving a degree will not change the student?s baccalaureate
honors associated with the degree. The student?s transcript will be
annotated to show that the course requirements were completed after
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
Students should consult the UWF Student Planner and 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.