GRADING SYSTEM

Rust College employs a 4.00 grading system as follows: A—Excellent, 4 quality points per semester hour; B— Good, 3 quality points per semester hour; C—Average, 2 quality points per semester hour; D—Poor, 1 quality point per semester hour; F—Failure, O points per semester hour attempted; W—Withdrew. (The grade point average is obtained by dividing the number of quality points by the number of semester hours attempted).

The grade ‘‘W’’ is given when a student withdraws from a course by filing the proper papers which may be obtained from the Withdrawal Coordinator; otherwise, the grade of ‘‘F’’ will result.

‘‘I’’ indicates that work in a particular course is incomplete. An ‘‘I’’ is given only when for a valid reason the student has been unable to satisfy the requirements of a given course by the time final reports are due.

Policy on Incomplete’s: An Incomplete or “I” may be assigned when the students is passing a course at the time of the request, but documented special circumstances beyond the student’s control prevent completion of the course. In general, failing the final exam or project or not submitting coursework as a result of inadequate preparation of learning are not valid justifications for an Incomplete.

If the instructor and the student agree than an Incomplete is appropriate, the instructor will complete a Record of Incomplete Form when the grade is submitted. This form documents the reason for the Incomplete grade, the requirements for resolving it, and the date by which it must be resolved. Incomplete’s must be removed within the first regular semester in which the student re-registers. In case a student discontinues for valid reasons, he/she has two semesters to remove the “I” grade.

Resolving an Incomplete: When a student completes the requirements specified on the Record of Incomplete Form, the instructor must submit the appropriate grade.

Failure to remove stated cause for incomplete will result in an automatic change of the incomplete into a permanent grade. All Incomplete’s grades must be removed by graduation of the student.

COURSE WITHDRAWAL I.

Definitions

A. Drop

i. Drop- Students enrolled in course at Rust College are permitted to drop a course within the time frame specified by the College. Should a student wish to adjust their schedules prior to the start of the semester or term, or during the published

schedule adjustment period, students may drop from a one or all of their classes and the tuition and non-application fees will be fully refunded.

ii. A drop means that the course will not appear on the student’s transcript, and the tuition and non- application fees will be fully refunded.

B. Withdrawal

i. After the drop period has passed, students taking courses at Rust College are allowed to withdraw from a course until 65% of the course has been completed.

ii. Withdrawal means that students will receive a “W” grade for the course and will be responsible for all fees and all or a portion of the tuition.

iii. Please refer to the academic calendar regarding the time frame to withdraw from courses.

II. Policy for Drop and Withdrawal

A. Students must follow the application drop and withdrawal procedures and deadlines, which can be found in the Academic Calendar.

i. If student withdraws prior to or by the deadline published, a grade of “W” is recorded.

ii. If a student withdraws after the deadline published in the Academic Calendar, a grade of “WF” or WP” is recorded.

B. Students who do not withdraw with the stated deadlines and in accordance with this policy will receive the grade earned for that course and may forfeit any tuition refund.

C. Student who receive financial aid who plan to drop or withdraw have the responsibility to follow policy and procedures to make sure compliance with Federal Financial Aid Guidelines. Students are advised that if a student receiving financial aid withdraws from a course, penalties may be incurred.

III. EXCEPTIONS– After the published last date to withdraw, Students may request a withdrawal when extraordinary circumstances prevent them from completing a term; all courses om which the student is enrolled must be included in the request. Extraordinary circumstances are interpreted to mean the development of unforeseen, unexpected circumstances beyond a student’s control. Examples of extraordinary circumstances include serious illness, death in the immediate family, significant change in location of employment, call to active duty, etc.

IV. Administrative Withdrawal– A student may be administratively withdrawn by the College from all courses, including, but not limited to when a student’s behavior poses a health or safety risk to a member of the College Community or where the student’s behavior unduly disrupts or interferes with the learning environment.

WITHDRAWAL FROM THE COLLEGE: Students may officially withdraw from the College at any time. When a student finds it necessary to withdraw from the College during the semester, the proper policies and procedures through the Office of the Retention Coordinator of the College should be executed. Failure of the student to follow through with the withdrawal procedure may result in a grade of ‘‘F’’. The student will be charged tuition for the entire term When a student is required to withdraw as the result of disciplinary action, he or she forfeits all rights and privileges as a member of the college family, as well as fees paid in advance. A grade of ‘‘W’’ will be given for all academic work.

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