College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Catalog 2016
24 the agreed on date and prior to the last day of class of the following term. At the end of the following term, if the work has not been completed, the incomplete grade is automatically changed to an F. Students who have an outstanding incomplete grade or who have a failing average may not receive an additional incomplete. Please note that incomplete grade policies for various programs may vary. For example, no incomplete grades are given for practicum courses in family therapy; however, DCRS offers consideration of an incomplete grade under extreme unexpected circumstances. The practicum handbook for each department offers accurate information about current policy. Academic Evaluation and Standards The Department of Family Therapy, the Department of History and Political Science, the Department of Justice and Human Services, and the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies utilize the following grading criteria and the ability to meet the course requirements based on rubrics located within each syllabus: A, B, C, and F. A grade of W is given to a student who withdraws from a course and based on the Academic Calendar requirements for withdrawals. Letter grades of P (Pass), PR (In Progress), and NP (No Progress) are used for exams, portfolios, and dissertations. The Department of Conflict Resolution Studies utilizes the following grading criteria and grading rubrics in each course syllabus: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, and F (the use of + and – grades is at the discretion of the course instructor but will be indicated in the course syllabus). A grade of W is given to any student who withdraws in accordance with the Academic Calendar requirements for withdrawals. Letter grades of P (Pass), PR (In Progress), NP (No Progress), and F (Fail) are used for exams and dissertations. The Department of Writing and Communication utilizes the following grading criteria: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, and F. A grade of W is given to any student who withdraws in accordance with the Academic Calendar requirements for withdrawals. Letter grades of P (Pass) and F (Fail) are used for thesis. Degree Conferral Students who have completed all degree requirements must submit an application for degree. A fee is required upon submission of the degree application form which is accessible in the CAHSS resource page or on the Registrar’s webpage. Upon approval, the application is presented to the University’s Board of Trustees for conferral. Degrees are conferred at the end of the month in which the application for degree/diploma was approved and recommended to the Board of Trustees by the academic department and the Office of the Registrar. Graduation Requirements Students must complete all degree requirements within the stated time limit. In addition, Doctoral students must have a 3.5 GPA (3.0 in the Ph.D. in Criminal Justice program) and M.A./M.S. students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of degree completion. Students must not be in financial arrears with any office at NSU.