A. Grading System
|SABIS® UNIVERSITY – Erbil (50% passing grade)|
|Letter Grade||Grade Points||Performance Designation||Grades|
Description: Applies to any of the above.
Grade A: Indicates work of excellent quality.
Grade B: Indicates work of good quality.
Grade C: Indicates work of satisfactory achievement.
Grade D: Indicates the minimum passing grade and work of poor quality.
Grade F: Indicates unsatisfactory/failing performance. No credit towards graduation will be added to the student’s record.
Grade P: Indicates a passing performance in a course taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. A grade of 50% and above in a course may be considered as a Passing grade. The credits will be added to the number of credits passed, but will not be computed in the average. It carries no quality points.
Grade NP: Indicates a failing performance in courses taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. A grade of 49% and less in a course may be considered as a non-passing grade. No credits towards graduation will be added to the student’s record. The average will not be affected. It carries no quality points.
Grade U: Indicates a course taken on an Audit basis. It carries no quality points and no credits.
Grade W: Indicates an official withdrawal from a course before the deadline as announced by the Registrar’s Office. It carries no quality points. It does not count in the average. No credits will be added to the student’s record. A withdrawal form must be submitted by the student to the Registrar’s Office before the withdrawal deadline.
Grade AW: Indicates a withdrawal action from a course initiated by the University before the withdrawal deadline. It has no quality points. It does not count in the average and no credits will be added to the student’s record.
Grade I: Indicates incomplete work. Incomplete is given when a student, for some valid reason, does not complete all the requirements for a course such as the final exam or final project. To be entitled for an “I” grade, students must have successfully passed the completed material during the course.
Grade T: Indicates a transferred course from another institution. Credits will be added to the passing credits but will not be counted in the GPA.
B. Grade Point Average (GPA)
Two types of GPA can be indicated: the Semester GPA and the Cumulative GPA.
The semester GPA is obtained by dividing the total quality points gained during a specific semester by the total number of credit hours attempted during the same semester. As stated previously, every letter grade counts for specific points for each credit hour carried; for example, a ‘B’ counts for three points; a ‘C’ for two points; and a ‘D’ for one.
The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is obtained the same way as the semester GPA, but on the basis of cumulative quality points and cumulative credit hours attempted.
|Course||Grade||Credit(s)||Quality Points||Total Points|
The Term GPA of the four courses above would be:
|Term GPA||=||Total Term Quality Points||=||12+9+6||=||2.25|
|Total Term Credit Hours Attemped||12|
The grades P, NP, U, W, AW, and I are not counted in the computation of the GPA.
C. Grades and Progress Reports
- All semester grades must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office not later than 72 hours after the particular final exam is given.
- Final grades, once submitted to the Registrar’s Office, cannot be changed except in the case of an instructor’s mistake. The corrected grade should be processed using the Change of Grade form. Signatures of the people concerned must be secured. Students may petition the College Council to address any outstanding issues. Under no circumstance, will a change of grade be allowed after the lapse of one semester.
- The Registrar’s Office will provide the Student Affairs Office and the student’s advisor with copies of grade reports each semester.
- Progress reports on weak students are to be submitted to the Student Affairs Office and the faculty advisor by the eighth week of the semester (Fall or Spring) and the third week of the summer session. It is the responsibility of the Student Affairs Office to work on resolving the problems of weak students.