INSTRUCTIONAL STANDARDS & REGULATIONS
A grade of "I" may be given when a student is unable to complete the required
work because of clearly documented extenuating circumstances and if the student
has a reasonable chance of making a passing grade. The instructor files with
the department chair and with the student concerned an outline of the work that
must be completed, including an estimate of the student's grade standing for
work already completed during the semester. Work for the removal of the "I"
must be completed prior to the END OF THE FINAL EXAM PERIOD in the next 16-week
semester immediately following. The grade will revert to an "F" on the official
transcript if not removed by that time. A student will not be permitted to
re-enroll in a course for which he/she has an outstanding grade of "I".
A deferred incomplete grade of "V" may be assigned by the teacher when approved
absences preclude satisfactory course completion by the end of the next 16-week
semester of enrollment.
Final examinations for both traditional and distance learning classes are held
at the end of each term and must be taken at the scheduled time unless other
arrangements are approved in advance by the appropriate division director or
department head. Final exam schedules are printed in the Schedule of Classes
and on the OWCC web site for each term. If a student is absent from a final
examination because of an emergency, substantive illness, or other compelling
reason, a late examination may be given.
Grades are awarded in all college, vocational, and college prep courses, as
well as in certain non-credit courses. OWCC maintains permanent records for all
students registering for courses; grade reports are provided approximately five
days following the published date that grades are due in the Office of
Enrollment Services for each term. A cumulative record of the student's grades
appears on the transcript. Letter grades are assigned according to the
following Grades Table.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
The student's permanent record also contains grade point average (GPA)
calculations. The student's GPA is used in determining academic standing,
graduation readiness, eligibility for the President's and Dean's Lists, and in
other academically related decisions. In general, a GPA is computed as follows.
Total Grade Quality Points Earned
(divided by) Total Hours Pursued
Grade quality points are awarded as follows.
GradeGrade Quality Points
Credit hours pursued is defined as those credits in which a grade of A-F has
been awarded. Grades of S, P, U, I, V, N, W, and X, do not carry grade quality
points. In general, credits for these grades do not count in hours pursued.
However, in certain other circumstances, such as determination of repeat
enrollments, and in computation of certain specialized GPA's, credits which
carry these grades may be included in the GPA computation. An information sheet
on calculating grade point average is available from the Office of Enrollment