Grades are recorded by letter, but grade points are used to compute averages. Letter grades and the corresponding number of grade points for each hour of semester credit are as follows:
Courses elected under the pass/fail, credit/no credit and satisfactory/unsatisfactory policies are not considered in computing grade point averages.
Course Grading Distribution
The Dean’s Office and Faculty have set the following guidelines for grades issued in our undergraduate Business classes. These grading guidelines are subject to review and change by the Dean’s Office and Faculty.
When part of the work of a particular course is not completed at the end of a term, a mark of “I” may be recorded, provided the quality of the work actually completed is at least of C- quality or better. This includes instances when a faculty member may approve delaying a final project or paper, or when an instructor may allow a later final exam. This also includes instances where the student provides documentation (medical or other) of the reason for the incomplete. The "I" grade simply denotes that the course was finished later than the normal class deadline. In all instances, once the work is complete and evaluated, the "I" will remain on the student's record with the final grade appended (ex. "IB+").
Grades of “I” must be resolved and corrected within four weeks following the last day of classes of the term in which they were earned. If the grades are not corrected within this period, they automatically are converted to failures. These failing grades will stand unless the instructor allows the student to complete all requirements at a later time. When the instructor submits a final grade for an incomplete course, the “I” will remain on the transcript.
Dispute of Final Grades
After a faculty member determines a final grade, a student may feel it is necessary or appropriate to dispute that grade. Students should review the Ross procedures for student disputes with an instructor, and proceed to the first step: discussing the issue with the instructor (in person). Note: Any grade dispute must be initiated within three (3) weeks of the grade being posted in Wolverine Access.