ACADEMICS

Academic Standards

Academic Standards

Fulltime Enrollment-Fall, Winter, and Spring

Undergraduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 15 semester hours to be classified as fulltime. Special permission must be granted to enroll in more than 20 hours per semester. Such permission must be approved in by the Academic Department before registration.

Grading

Grading at OCAD is by letter. A numeric scale serves as a guide for each letter grade. Grades are reported to students from the Office of the Registrar. Grades cannot be reported orally from any office on campus.

Grades are designated as follows:

A
(100-93) Excellent
A-
(92-90) Excellent
B+
(89-88) Good
B
(87-83) Good
B-
(82-80) Good
C+
(79-78) Satisfactory
C
(77-73) Satisfactory
C-
(72-70) Satisfactory
D+
(69-68) Low Passing
D
(67-63) Low Passing
D-
(62-60) Low Passing
F
(Below 60) (Below 60)
E
Conditional
P
Passing
NP
Non Passing
I
Incomplete
IP
In Progress
IU
Grade not reported
W
Withdrawal
NF
Non-Attendance failure

 

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 eight weeks of the end of the semester, it becomes an "F".

tudents 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 to the grade point average.

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.”

Grade point averages at OCAD are determined on a 12-point scale. The grade point value of each letter grade is as follows:

A
4.0
A-
3.7
B+
3.3
B
3.0
B-
2.7
C+
2.3
C
2.0
C-
1.7
D+
1.3
D
1.0
D-
0.7
F
0.0
I
0.0
IU
0.0

Grade Appeal

The normal procedure of appeal begins with a consultation with the professor and dean concerned. For unresolved problems, the Academic Council is the last court of appeal.

Academic Difficulty

A student's first recourse in any difficulty should be to consult with his or her Academic Advisor and Faculty Advisor.

The following procedures of warning, probation, and suspension because of academic difficulty apply to students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Academic Warning . Any student who does not attain a semester average of 2.00, while his/her overall average is above 2.00, will receive an academic warning. This means that the student's grades for that semester are below the average required for good standing.

Academic Probation . A student who fails to meet minimum scholastic standards is placed on academic probation. Students placed on academic probation are precluded from participation in co-curricular activities. Parents of dependent students may receive copies of letters related to academic probation status.

Academic Suspension . Failure to attain a semester average of 2.00 in the semester of academic probation will result in immediate suspension as a student at OCAD for one year.

Final Suspension . A student who is re-admitted after a suspension will be placed on academic probation. A failure to maintain a 2.001 average in any semester of academic probation following a suspension would result in immediate and permanent suspension.

Re-admission . A student who has been placed on academic suspension is eligible to apply for re-enrollment no earlier than one calendar year (two semesters and a Summer session) following the suspension. Request for reinstatement must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. All requests must be submitted to the Registrar's Office at least 30 days before registration starts. A student readmitted after suspension will enroll under academic probation.

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