Curriculum, Honors, and Academic Regulations beyond these deadlines require approval of the Provost. Students may withdraw from classes without receiving a grade until two weeks after mid-term or until the end of the fifth week for classes that run eight weeks; however, there will be a $5 fee and a “W” will appear on the transcript. After this period a student may not withdraw from a course unless there exist reasons clearly beyond the control of the student, and the student has petitioned the office of the Provost for approval to withdraw. Students who do not withdraw by the deadline will receive a grade for the course in accordance with their performance in the course. Students who stop attending a class without officially dropping will receive a failing (F) grade. Grade Point Average (GPA) The University of Jamestown grade point average (GPA) is used to determine academic standing. The GPA is computed by dividing total grade points earned by the total number of semester credits attempted in which the student received a grade of A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, or F. (Exception: If a course is repeated, only the higher grade is included in the GPA calculation; however, the lower grade remains on the transcript as well.) Grade points awarded per semester credit are the following: A+ = 4, A = 4, A- = 3.67, B+ = 3.33, B = 3, B- = 2.67, C+ = 2.33, C = 2, C- = 1.67, D+ = 1.33, D = 1, D- = .67, and F = 0. Grades of P, W, and I (Incomplete) do not affect the grade point average. Two grade point averages are maintained for each transfer student – the University of Jamestown GPA and an overall GPA that includes transfer credit. A minimum overall GPA of 2.00 must be maintained for graduation. The overall GPA is also used in determining eligibility for scholarships and for all academic honors (other criteria beyond
GPA may exist in some cases.) Classification of Students Official classification of students is determined by the registrar as follows: Freshman: fewer than thirty-two semester credits Sophomore: a minimum of thirty-two semester credits and a maximum of sixty-three semester credits Junior: a minimum of sixty-four semester credits and a maximum of ninety-five semester credits Senior: a minimum of ninety-six semester credits Academic Course Load Undergraduate students registered for twelve or more semester credits during a given semester are classified as full-time students. Students expecting to complete their degree program in four years must successfully complete an average of thirty-two semester credits per year. Students granted permission by the Provost to carry an overload in excess of twenty semester credits will be assessed a fee. Official Withdrawal from College A student who must withdraw from college should obtain an “Official Withdrawal” form from the Student Success Coordinator. This form must be completed for official withdrawal from the University. An unofficial withdrawal results in failure in all courses.