Course Work and Grading

EXAMINATIONS

All examinations must be taken on the designated date at the designated time set by the course instructor.  If an examination is missed, the student is required to contact the appropriate course instructor who will decide if and how the examination is to be made up.  Penalties incurred for such are at the discretion of the individual faculty member.

GRADING SYSTEM

Grade   ~   Grade Point

A (100-90) ~  4.0
B (89-80)  ~   3.0
C (79-70)  ~   2.0
D (69-60)  ~   1.0
F (59-0)    ~    0.0

Other Notations

   I ~ Incomplete
WP ~ Withdrawal in Good Standing
WF ~ Dishonorable Withdrawal
AU ~ Audit
CR ~ Credit
FX ~ Failure, Excess Absences

GRADE POLICIES

A student may repeat a course once in which a grade of “D” or “F” is received.  All final grades earned will appear on the official transcript, but if a course is repeated, only the most recent grade will be used in calculating the student’s grade point average.  If a student repeats a course at another institution, the grade received at this university is the only grade that will be used to determine grade point average.  Students must obtain advance approval from the university registrar to repeat a course and the student will pay normal tuition prices for courses repeated.

  • A student receiving a failing grade at mid-term is required to meet within two weeks with the course instructor assigning the grade.
  • See Late Assignment Policy regarding incomplete work.
  • Instructors submit grades to the university office within two weeks after the completion of a semester, then grade reports are mailed within three working days.

INCOMPLETE COURSES

If a student is unable to complete course requirements during a term, he can discuss with his instructor the possibility of obtaining an “Incomplete” for the course.  If the instructor agrees, the student may receive up to two extra weeks to complete course requirements.  If a student does not discuss this option with the instructor and does not fulfill all coursework, the student will receive an “F” for the course.

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study courses are those in which the source, content, learning activities, and evaluation criteria are devised by the student with the guidance of the instructor.  Written approval must be obtained from the Vice President of Academic Affairs.  No more than twelve hours may be earned in this manner for the degree program, and the courses may not duplicate standard catalog courses.  Courses may be approved at the 200, 300, and 400 levels and will be numbered “2IS”, “3IS”, or “4IS”.

LATE ASSIGNMENT POLICY

At the start of each course, students will receive a course syllabus listing course requirements, test dates, and assignment due dates.  Each instructor sets his/her own late assignment policy which will be written in the course syllabus.

OTHER POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Family of Faith Christian University has established policies regarding plagiarism, cheating, academic continuance, and other important issues in higher education.  If not included in writing here, the policies are included in syllabi, announced at orientation, or shared as needed.  The FFCU Policies and Procedures Manual is available in the university office.  Any questions regarding the policies and procedures of the university should be directed to the Vice President of Academic Affairs or the Vice President of Student Affairs.