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INCOMPLETES Grades of Incomplete (I) must be removed by a date determined by the instructor, but no later than five class days after the beginning of the semester following the semester in which the Incomplete is given. Until an Incomplete is resolved, it will be counted as an F in the calculation of a student’s grade-point average. Incompletes that have not been removed by the end of this period will be converted to permanent grades of F. A student who receives a grade of Incomplete for the spring semester, who, as a result, is potentially subject to suspension, and who wishes to enroll in May Term, has until the fifth day of May Term to complete the work for which he has received the grade of I (Incomplete). If such work has not been completed by the fifth day, or if the work is completed and the resulting cumulative academic record warrants suspension, the student shall be withdrawn from any May Term courses in which he is enrolled and any tuition paid will be refunded. DEAN’S LIST The Dean’s List is compiled at the end of each semester. It lists those students who have earned at least a 3.3 grade-point average that semester, for at least 15 credit hours of work. GRADUATION WITH LATIN HONORS Graduation with honors shall be accorded to students who meet the following requirements: • Summa cum laude, grade-point average of 3.7 • Magna cum laude, grade-point average of 3.5 • Cum laude, grade-point average of 3.3. For distinction in a particular department, see Departmental Distinction in this Catalogue. DEFICIENCY REPORTS If by the eighth week of classes a student, in the judgment of his instructor, is doing unsatisfactory work, the instructor may send him a deficiency report. The report includes a statement of the student’s grade at that point in the semester as well as the reasons for the grade. Copies of the report are sent to all students’ advisors and to the Dean of Faculty, and to parents or guardians of freshmen and first-semester sophomores. A student who receives a deficiency report is expected to consult his advisor and the instructor who issued the report, and to take action to improve his academic performance.

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STANDARDS GOVERNING ACADEMIC PROBATION AND SUSPENSION Determinations of academic probation and suspension are based on the number of “in residence” semesters a student has spent at Hampden-Sydney. If a student withdraws from the College in the course of a semester, such that he receives no grades and/or academic credit for that semester, he will not be considered to have been “in residence” for that semester. 1. A student whose cumulative grade-point average falls below the following standards will be placed on academic probation: In-Residence Semesters at the College Accumulated Grade-Point Average

1

2

3

1.4

1.7

1.8

4

or more

2.0

2. A student who is subject to continuing probation at the end of any probationary semester will be suspended from enrollment, unless he shows, in the judgment of the Executive Committee of the Faculty, marked improvement in his academic performance or evidence of an honest effort at improvement. 3. A student on academic probation who falls below the following standards will be suspended from enrollment: In-Residence Semesters at the College 1

2

3

4

5

Accumulated Grade-Point Average

1.3

1.5

1.7

1.8

6

or more

1.9

4. A student who receives a grade of F in 50% or more of the hours he has attempted in any one semester will be reviewed by the Executive Committee of the Faculty, which will determine whether the student will be placed on academic probation or suspended from the College. 5. A student who returns to Hampden-Sydney after an academic suspension will be placed on academic probation. A student who returns to Hampden-Sydney after any other absence and whose academic record justifies his being on academic probation at the time of his return will be placed on academic probation.

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Academic Catalogue, 2019-20  

Academic Catalogue, 2019-20