The following grades are used in reporting the standing of students at the end of each semester or summer term:
Note: Students admitted Fall 2017 and after earn P or F for graduate thesis/dissertation only. Students admitted prior to Fall 2017 follow previous grading system for thesis/dissertation.
grade is recognized in IUP graduate work but may be earned by a graduate
student enrolled in an undergraduate course.
designation of “I” is used to record work, which so far as covered, is of
passing grade but is incomplete because of personal illness or other
unavoidable reason. Changes of grade to convert designations of “I” must be
received in the Office of the Registrar no later than the final day of classes
in the next regular (fall/spring) semester after the designation was assigned.
If the faculty member does not change the “I” designation using a Change of
Grade Form, it will be converted to an F.
circumstances, the student and/or faculty member may ask for an extension of
the deadline. In this event, the dean of the college in which the course is
taught may approve the extension, providing the faculty member concurs. To
monitor designations, the registrar shall submit to department chairs routine
semester reports of outstanding “I” designations.
faculty member assigning the “I” designation must complete an Incomplete Grade
Form, indicating the work to be completed, deadlines for completion (it is not
necessary to permit the maximum allowable time), and guidelines to establish a
final grade. Copies of the completed form will be sent to the department
chairperson, the dean of the college in which the course was taught, and the
student receiving the “I” designation.
completion of the course work, or notification by the student that the course
work will not be completed, the faculty member must submit a Change of Grade
Form to indicate the final course grade.
notation pertains only to thesis and dissertation research credits when such
research is in progress as a semester or summer session ends. All “R” grades are
replaced by the grade eventually assigned when the research is completed. The
“W” notation applies to certain withdrawals from courses. Withdrawals from the
university and discrete course withdrawals are discussed in other sections of
this catalog. Note that an “F” is entered in the student’s permanent academic
record if a withdrawal of either type has not been processed in accordance with
grade of “L” is appropriate for cases in which the student’s work is expected
to extend beyond a given semester/session. “L” grades may be used for an
internship, practicum, field experience course, workshops, and independent
studies that, by design, extend beyond the normal end of the grading period.
Unless an exemption is obtained from the dean of the college in which the grade
was given, an “L” grade unresolved at the end of one year will be converted to
an “F.” If a student withdraws from the university before the year has elapsed,
outstanding “L” grades will be converted to “W” grades. If, for a graduate
student, the maximum number of years allotted to complete the graduate degree
runs out before the year has elapsed, outstanding “L” grades will be converted
to “W” grades.