The system of evaluating a student's performance in the graduate program is by letter grade. Grade-point values are the same as those for undergraduate programs with the exception that a student cannot receive a passing grade below a C.
| Letter Grade
|| (Grade-Point Average
|| (Quality Points)
|| Numeric Grade
+P C level work or higher. Passed
+++NG No Grade Submitted (temporary grade)
*WW Withdrawal up to Midterm
+PW Withdrew Passing
FW Withdrew Failing
+E Exited without withdrawing
X Credit Denied Because of Excessive Absences
+WA Administrative Withdrawal
+++l Incomplete (temporary grade)
++AU Audit, no credit earned
+L Student enrolled but never attended course, no withdrawal on file.
+ Grade does not affect GPA
++ Audit Courses: Students who wish to audit a course (enroll for noncredit) must follow the usual registration procedure.
+++ A temporary grade (I & NG), if not converted to a final grade, becomes an F at the mid point of the following term or semester.
A graduation fee of $100 covers the following items: diploma, announcements, and cap and gown. The fee is payable at the time the student petitions for graduation and is due regardless of whether a student attends the graduation ceremony. The petition for graduation also initiates a final check of the student's file to ensure that all requirements have been met and all official transcripts and other documents are on file.
Students can obtain up to 5 copies of their transcript at one time at no charge. A charge of $3.00 is assessed for each transcript over 10 and a fee of $5.00 is assessed for same day service. Transcript requests must be approved by the Student Accounts Office prior to issuance of the transcript.
The Board of Trustees reserves the right with reasonable notice to adjust tuition and fees in accordance with changing costs of operation.
Students are enrolled for a place in the University for the entire semester, not for a period of attendance; the fact that fees are sometimes paid in installments does not constitute a fractional contract.
Refund credit will be prorated on the balance of tuition, after deducting the tuition deposit and other nonrefundable fees, according to the following schedule:
| During the First Week
|During the Second Week
|During the Third Week
|During the Fourth Week
|During the Fifth Week
|During the Sixth Week
|During the Seventh Week
|During the Eighth Week
|After the Ninth Week
A student who withdraws must file a withdrawal notice in writing with the Registrar's Office. Refund credits will be computed from the date that official notice is received in the Registrar's Office. Students wishing to withdraw should first consult with administrative staff in their respective Graduate Programs. Please note, nonattendance of classes does not constitute an official withdrawal. Laboratory and application fees are not refundable.