Primary Education (B....
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Details on required examinations in each course appear in the syllabus and course outline given to students. In addition, specific assessment criteria appear in the description of individual course units included in the program. At the end of each semester, final grades are mailed to all students to their permanent or mailing addresses and are recorded on their permanent academic record in the Office of the Registrar.
The Under graduate grading system used by EUC is as follows:
|Letter Grade||Grade Meaning||Grade Points||Percentage Grade|
|A||Excellent||4.0||90 and above|
The grade "I" is awarded to a student who has maintained satisfactory performance in a course but was unable to complete a major portion of course work (e.g. term paper or final exam) and the reasons given are acceptable to the instructor. It is the responsibility of the student to bring pertinent information to the instructor to justify the reasons for the missing work and to reach an agreement on the means by which the remaining course requirements will be satisfied. A student is responsible, after consulting with the instructor, for fulfilling the remaining course requirements within the first four weeks of the following semester for which an "I was awarded. In very special cases the instructor may extend the existing incomplete grade to the next semester. Failure of the student to complete work within this specific time-limit will result in an "F" which will be recorded as the final grade.
The grade "W" indicates withdrawal from the course before the specified time as explained in the withdrawal policy.
Grades of "P" will not be computed into a student's cumulative grade point average but will count towards graduation credits.
Grades of "F" will be computed into the student's cumulative grade point average.
Students enrolling for an Audit must designate their intent to enrol on an Audit basis at the time of registration. Students registering for a course on an Audit basis receive no credit.
Grades for courses taken at another university do not enter into the computation of the cumulative grade point average.
A Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) is determined for each student at the end of each semester. The grade point average (G.P.A.) is computed by multiplying the number of credit hours of each course by the grade points equivalent to the letter grade received and then adding them. The sum total is then divided by the total number of credit hours for which the student has received a grade. Grades reported as "I", "W", "P" or "AU" are not computed in the average.
COURSES ON A PASS/FAIL BASIS
Undergraduate students in good academic standing may choose up to 12 semester hours of credit towards a degree to be graded on a pass-fail basis. A student may be allowed to take a maximum of two courses on pass/fail basis per academic year. Courses in a student's major and those considered as correlated to his major, cannot be taken as pass/fail. Only a grade of "F" will be computed into the G.P.A. Students must notify the Registrar's Office of their intention to take a pass/fail course within the first two weeks of a Fall or Spring semester, or the first week of a summer session.
WITHDRAWAL FROM COURSES
Students receive no credit for courses they choose to withdraw from. All withdrawals are subject to the tuition refund policy cited in the University Bulletin.
a. Withdrawal initiated by student
A student has the responsibility to officially withdraw from a course that he or she does not intend to complete. A student must complete the official “withdrawal form” and submit it to the Registrar’s Office. Students who withdraw from a course before the dates listed below will receive a grade of ‘W’ that will not affect the student’s G.P.A.
Fall and Spring Semesters: End of tenth week of classes
Summer Session: End of third week of classes
Students who do not file for withdrawal with the Registrar’s Office within this time continue to be registered for the course(s) and if they have not completed the requirements of the course(s), will be assigned an ‘F’ as a final grade.
b. Withdrawal initiated by the instructor
An instructor may request withdrawal of a student from a course because of non-attendance and/or inappropriate registration (the student not meeting the necessary course prerequisites). The instructor must inform the Registrar’s Office for such withdrawal. Withdrawal initiated by the instructor can be done before the tenth week of classes for Fall and Spring Semesters and before the third week of classes for Summer Session.
CHANGE OF GRADE
Once grades have been submitted to the Office of the Registrar no changes are allowed, unless an instructor completes a "Grade Change” form, in which he/she explains that a legitimate error has been made in the calculation of a student's grade.
In the case where a student believes that the grade received is different from what was expected, he/she must exhaust all possibilities of resolving the problem with the pertinent instructor first. If this does not lead to a resolution, the student may appeal against the grade by filing a petition with the Office of the Registrar. The Registrar will forward a copy of the petition to the pertinent Chairperson of Department, who will first ascertain that no error was made by the instructor, and if so will assign an anonymous re-evaluation of the final examination/project to another instructor. In the case of major discrepancy between the instructor’s evaluation and the re-evaluation that will require change of grade, the average of the two evaluations will be assigned as the final grade to the final examination/project. Changes of grades resulting from an appeal require the endorsement of the Dean of School. For a petition to be reviewed, a student must appeal within four (4) weeks from the date the results are announced.