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Grades and Grade Points

Official grade reports are issued by the University Registrar within 15 days of the end of each seminar. Students may also retrieve unofficial electronic copies of final seminar grades through the University’s Self-Service web pages.

Grades of F are failing, and will prompt a student’s immediate academic dismissal from the University. Students will not receive credit for these grades and will be required to petition for re-enrollment to repeat any seminar in which a failing grade is received.

Grades and grade points shall be awarded as follows: 

Grade Percentage Grade Points
WWithdrawal from program0.0

Grade Point Average

The grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing grade points earned by credit hours attempted after applying the repeat seminar policy and including failing grades. Only grade points earned and semester credit hours attempted in seminars completed at Norwich will be included in computing the student’s grade point average.

Grades for Withdrawal

A student who withdraws from the University, for any reason, prior to the end of the certificate will receive a grade of “W” in each seminar not completed prior to the withdrawal.

Grading Practices Notification for Students

At the beginning of a seminar, on the syllabus within the online classroom, a student must be made aware of the method of grading in the seminar and of the weight that is attached to all seminar requirements.

Grade Reporting By the Faculty

Faculty will record assignment and final grades in the online classroom grade book. Students may view assignment, in-progress, and final grades for current seminars inside the online classroom. Students may view their final grades for all completed seminars by accessing the University’s Self-Service web pages via the online classroom. The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies maintains assignment grade records for a minimum of one year.

Minimum Grade Standards

Students enrolled for credit in certificates must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 in order to satisfactorily complete the certificate.