5.1 The university will establish times for grading of no less than once per semester. When the final grade for a course has been given that course will be considered to be completed.
5.2 Class attendance.
5.2.1 Students who attend a course for no fewer than 80% of the class hours will have the right to take the final examination. If a students has attended fewer than 80% of the class hours for a course but has more than 70 other behavior points they might receive consideration and be permitted to take the final examination.
5.2.2 If a student has attended fewer than 80% of the class hours for a course and is not permitted to take the final examination they may receive a grade of F, I or W, depending on the situation.
5.3 Letter grades.
5.3.1 The university gives the following letter grades:
|Grade||Letter Grade||Value (per credit)||Meaning|
5.3.2 In addition to the letter grades, the instructor may assign other letter grade with the following meanings:
|U||Audited (not for academic credit)|
|IP||The grading is in progress|
|CE||Credits earned through an Examination|
|CS||Credits earned from a Standardized Test|
|CP||Credits earned from submitting a Portfolio|
|CT||Credits earned from participating in a training workshop|
- The grade of I means that the student was not able to complete the coursework because of unavoidable circumstances. If the student completes the work with the following semester, not including a summer term, the grade of I will be changed to a regular letter grade. If the work is not completed in that time the grade of I will be automatically changed to a grade of F.
- A grade of W means that the student withdrew from the course with permission and will receive no academic penalty.
- A grade of U means that the student registered for the course without receiving any academic credit.
- A grade of P means that the student was able to do satisfactory work in the course, but will not receive credit toward the cumulative grade point average (GPA). The grades of P and NP are usually used for courses which a student must pass in order to have the prerequisites for other courses, or for subjects which the student is interested in studying without receiving credit.
- A grade of NP means that the student was not able to do satisfactory work in the course (The grade of NP and P are calculated similarly).
- A grade of IP means that the grading has not yet been completed, or the results have not yet been sent to the registrar. A grade of IP will not be calculated into the grade point average.
- CE signifies that the student has passed the course by taking an examination provided by the university.
- CS signifies that student has passed the course by taking a standardized examination (Note: This applies to only non-Payap students).
5.4 Only courses for which the student receives a regular grade (A, B+, B, C+, C, D+, D or F) will be included in the student’s cumulative grade point average.
5.5 For every course in which a student takes a final examination and receives a final grade of D or better, it will be considered that the student has passed.
- CP signifies that the student has passed the course by earning credits from submitting a portfolio. (See this link)
- CT signifies that the student has passed the course by earning credits from participating a training workshop, which is organized by an entity other than an institution of higher education.