Graduate & Doctoral Grading System

September of 1996 to present:

Grade  Grade Range Quality Points Used in GPA
A+ 97-100 4.00 yes
A 93-96 4.00 yes
A- 90-92 3.70 yes
B+ 87-89 3.30 yes
B 83-86 3.00
yes
B- 80-82 2.70
yes
C+ 77-79 2.30
yes
C 73-76
2.00
yes
C- 70-72
1.70
yes
F below 70
0.00
yes
W Withdrawal
0.00  yes
I Incomplete
no
NC No Credit
no
NG No Grade
no
GP Grade Pending
no
AU Audit
no
S/U Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory  no
WF Withdrawal/Fail  0.00 yes
WP Withdrawal/Pass  no

Failure
A Failure is issued if a student fails to achieve adequate scholastic progress. The grade is recorded permanently on the student’s academic record. Upon successful completion of the course at a later date, the cumulative average is adjusted to reflect only the passing grade. However, both grades will appear on the academic transcript. F grades will be counted as attempted but not earned credits for the purposes of determining satisfactory academic progress. This system allows students to recover academically from poor terms and graduate within a reasonable amount of time.

Withdrawal (W), Withdrawal/Pass (WP), Withdrawal/Fail (WF)
A grade of W, WP, or WF is recorded when a student withdraws, or is withdrawn from a culinary/pastry laboratory course or a course with an experiential education component due to excessive absences, from a registered course after its add/drop period has ended.

A W is a punitive and failing grade issued at the instructor’s discretion as a result of misconduct, and is entered permanently into the term and cumulative grade point averages. In order to qualify for a WP, the student must have an estimated grade of 70 or higher at the time of withdrawal. This grade is not entered into the term and cumulative grade point averages.

If the estimated grade is below 70, the student will be issued a WF, which is entered into the term and cumulative grade point averages as a failing grade until successful completion of the course at a later date.

W, WP and WF grades will be counted as attempted but not earned credits for the purposes of determining satisfactory academic progress.

For a complete explanation of the Grading System, refer to the Providence Student Handbook.
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