GRADING AND ACADEMIC STANDARDS
The grading system at Maryville is as follows:
- A - Excellent
- B - Good
- C - Satisfactory
- D - Passing
- F - Failed
Quality points are assigned as follows:
Students are graded under this system in all required general education courses, most electives, and all courses taken to meet major requirements.
In some situations grades of “S” (Satisfactory) and “U” (Unsatisfactory) are used. The “S” grade is understood to be the equivalent of at least a “C.” Most experiential education courses, Maryville College Life Enrichment Program projects, and all internships and practica are graded on this basis. At the student’s option, one elective course each year may be graded “S” or “U.”
In the following exceptional circumstances these grades are given:
- I - Incomplete Given as a temporary grade when a course cannot be completed due to reasons beyond the student’s control; becomes an “F” unless the work is carried to completion by the end of the next semester.
- W - Withdrew Given when a course is dropped during the first five weeks of a semester; does not affect grade point average.
- WP - Withdrew Passing Given when a course is dropped in the sixth through eighth week while the student is doing satisfactory work; does not affect grade point average.
- WF - Withdrew Failing Given when a course is dropped after the eighth week, or in the sixth through eighth week while the student is doing unsatisfactory work; affects the grade point average as would an “F.” In order to receive “WF” the student must withdraw by the last class session.