Undergraduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 quarter hours to be classified as fulltime; registration for a minimum of 8 quarter hours is full-time for graduate students. Special permission must be granted to enroll in more than 16 hours for undergraduate students or 12 hours for graduate students per quarter. Such permission must be approved in by the Academic Dean before registration.
Grades shall be assigned to individual students on the basis of the instructor’s judgment of the student’s scholastic achievement using the grading system below.
|Percentage Equivalent||Grade||Undergraduate||Graduate||Grade Points|
|IP||In Progress||In Progress|
|M||Missing Grade||Missing Grade|
|NF||Non-Attendance Failure||Non-Attendance Failure|
|P||Pass (C- or better)||Satisfactory Completion (B- or better)|
|NP||No Pass/No Credit||No Pass/No Credit (Unsatisfactory)|
Incomplete Grade (I)
The “I” (Incomplete) grade is given when the course is not completed by the end of the term for acceptable reasons. If this grade is not removed within ten weeks of the end of the quarter, it becomes an “F.”Students are permitted to withdraw from courses and receive a “W” only during the first half of any course. Students desiring an exception to this rule must petition through the Registrar’s Office. “W” will not be calculated in the grade point average.
In Progress Grade (IP)
The grade of “IP” (In Progress) is issued only in the special circumstance of a course registered for in one term is to be completed by registering for the companion course in a subsequent term. Upon successful completion of the final course, the instructor changes the IP grade to the appropriate grade. IP grades are not included when calculating the grade point average.
Withdrawal Grade (W)
A grade of “W” (Withdrawal) is issued when a student formally withdraws from a course. The withdrawal must be initiated by the student in accordance with the procedures and due deadline dates. “W” grades carry no credit and are not included when calculating the grade point average.
Missing Grade (M)
A grade of “M” (Missing Grade) is issued when no grade has been reported to the Enrollment Office. “M” grades carry no credit and are not included when calculating the grade point average. “M” grades will change to a grade of “NF”, one term after the initial term. Once converted to an “NF”, cannot be changed.
Non-Attendance Failure Grade (NF)
The grade of “NF” (Non-Attendance Failure) may be given by a professor for excessive absences by a student or when a student stops attending the class. This grade will be computed in the grade point average like a grade of “F.” “NF” grades cannot be changed after initial submission and other grades cannot be changed to a “NF.”
Conditional Grade (E)
A grade of “E” (Conditional) is earned only in continuing courses. This grade can be raised to a “D” by doing “C” grade work in the remainder of the course; otherwise, it becomes an “F”.
Audit Grade (AU)
A grade of “AU” (Audit) is issued when a student’s attendance in an audited course is deemed adequate. AU grades carry no credit and are not included when calculating the grade point average.
The term “average” refers to the grade point average (GPA) for work completed at the university. Grades received at other institutions are NOT averaged with grades received at Olivet University for the purpose of meeting university average requirements.
Averages are determined by computing the ratio of grade points to quarter hours attempted.
A grade point deficit is defined as the number of grade points below a C average on hours attempted at Olivet University. If the grade point average is less than 2.0, there is a grade point deficit.
Only grades higher than C will lower a deficit.
Calculating the Grade Point Average
Calculating the Grade Point Deficit
To determine grade point deficit students must first calculate the grade point average.
For instance, if a student has taken 100 hours for a grade, then 200 grade points are needed for a 2.0 GPA.
If there are 196 grade points, there is a 4-point deficit.
In compiling a student’s grade point average, the following factors must also be taken into consideration:
The normal appeal procedure begins with a consultation with the professor concerned. The following are the steps to filing a grade appeal:
Students shall maintain academic honesty in the conduct of their studies and other learning activities at Olivet University. The integrity of this academic institution, and the quality of the education provided in its degree programs, are based on the principle of academic honesty.
The maintenance of academic integrity and quality education is the responsibility of each student within this University. Cheating and plagiarism in connection with an academic program is as an offense for which a student may be expelled, suspended, put on probation, or given a less severe disciplinary sanction.
a) Student name;
b) Student ID number;
c) Course code, title, and quarter taken;
d) The issues of dishonesty that occurred; and
e) The actions or consequences taken by the faculty
Students will be expected to adhere to standards of academic honesty and integrity, as outlined in the Student Academic Honesty Policy. All assignments must be original work, clear and error-free. All ideas/material that are borrowed from other sources must have appropriate references to the original sources. Any quoted material should give credit to the source and be punctuated accordingly.
Academic Honesty and Integrity: Students are responsible for honest completion and representation of their work. Your course catalog details the ethical standards and penalties for infractions. There will be zero tolerance for infractions. If you believe there has been an infraction by someone in the class, please bring it to the instructor’s attention. The instructor reserves the right to discipline any student for academic dishonesty, in accordance with the general rules and regulations of the university. Disciplinary action may include the lowering of grades and/or the assignment of a failing grade for an exam, assignment, or the class as a whole.
Academic dishonesty is an especially serious offense. It diminishes the quality of scholarship and defrauds those who depend upon the integrity of the academic programs. Such dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following:
a) using another person’s written or spoken words without complete and proper citation;
b) using information from a World Wide Website, CD-ROM or other electronic source without complete and proper citation;
c) using statistics, graphs, charts and facts without acknowledging their source;
d) submitting a paper purchased from a term-paper service;
e) paraphrasing, which is imitating someone else’s argument using other words without acknowledging the source;
f) claiming credit for someone else’s artistic work, such as a drawing, script, musical composition or arrangement;
g) using someone else’s lab report as a source of data or results;
h) using one’s own or substantially similar work, produced in connection with one course, to fulfill a requirement in another course without prior permission;
i) submitting the results of a machine translation program as one’s own work.