Full Time Status
Repeating a Course
The letter grade “A” is an exceptional grade indicating superior achievement; “B is a grade indicating commendable mastery; “C” indicates satisfactory mastery and is considered an average grade; “D” indicates substandard progress and insufficient evidence of ability to succeed in sequential courses; “E” (failing) indicates inadequate mastery of pertinent skills or repeated absences from class; “UW” indicates an unofficial withdrawal from class.
Unless otherwise indicated, the grade assigned to a student for a particular course is determined by the percentage of total points possible in the course earned. See the grading scale below.
A 100% - 94%
A- 93.9% - 90%
B+ 89.9% - 86%
B 85.9% - 83%
B- 82.9% - 80%
C+ 79.9% - 76%
C 75.9% - 73%
C- 72.9% - 70%
D+ 69.9% - 66%
D 65.9% - 63%
D- 62.9% - 60%
E 59.9% and below
The following table indicates each grade variant and the equivalent grade points for that variation.
E & UW 0.0
The following grades are not computed in the GPA:
W Offical Withdrawal
CR Credit Granted
NC No Credit Granted
CEU Noncredit—Continuing Education Unit
The GPA is determined by dividing the total grade points earned (credit hours times grade in points above) by the number of semester hours attempted.
Students may obtain final grades electronically on UVLink at the end of the semester ot term. All financial obligations to the University and “holds” on academic records must be resolved before college transcripts are issued.
Any student who has reason to believe that a grade assigned in a specific course was not justified has the right to appeal that grade.
For academic grievances, the channel of appeal shall be through the Academic Standards Committee regarding grade change, withdrawals, etc.
Student Action - Grades may be appealed within one year of issuance in the following manner:
1. The student shall approach the instructor of the course and has the right to discuss the merits of his/her appeal in an informal and non-threatening environment.
2. After obtaining feedback from the instructor regarding rationale for assigning the original grade, and assuming dissatisfaction still exists at the conclusion of the first step, or if the original instructor is no longer available, the student has a right to submit an informal appeal to the department head, either in writing or verbally, in a consultation setting.
3. If a mutual understanding cannot be reached in the second step, the student has the right to submit a formal written appeal through the Office of the Registrar to the College Academic Standards Committee, which exercises final authority in adjudicating the appeal.
1. During the first year after the issuance of a grade, an instructor for a specific class may submit a grade change form with proper documentation directly to the Records Office.
2. During the second through fifth years, an Academic Standards Petition filled out by the student and submitted by the course instructor or department chair directly to the registrar must accompany the grade change form. If a grade change is requested and the faculty member who gave the original grade is no longer employed by UVU, the appropriate department chair may make the change if it is warranted.
3. After five years, a grade change may be considered only where evidence exists to prove that an error occurred in the recording of the original grade or extreme-extenuating circumstances existed. In the latter case, the College Academic Standards Committee may submit an Academic Standards Petition with appropriate documentation to the Registrar for possible consideration.
Students are required to complete all courses for which they are registered by the end of the semester/term. In some cases, a student may be unable to complete all of the course work because of extenuating circumstances which arise after the end of the twelfth week of a semester or sixth week of a block. The term “extenuating circumstances” includes: (1) incapacitating illness which prevents a student from attending classes; (2) a death in the immediate family; (3) unexpected military deployment; (4) other emergencies deemed acceptable by the instructor.
“I” grades should not be requested nor given for lack of completion of work because of procrastination or dissatisfaction with the grade earned. As a general rule, students should be passing the course and lack less than 30% of the course work in order to qualify for an incomplete.
If circumstances are deemed appropriate, the student may petition the instructor for time beyond the end of the semester/term to finish the work. If the instructor agrees, an “I” grade will be given. An Incomplete Grade Contract indicating work completed and work to be completed and a specific deadline must be filled out by the instructor and sent to the student. "I" grades are temporary in nature and not computed in the student's GPA.
The instructor designates the specific length of time in which the student will be allowed to complete the work. In most circumstances, work to be completed should be finished in the first two or three weeks following the end of the semester/term in which the “I” was given. Specific arrangements to remove an “I” grade must be made between the student and the instructor.
For flight courses which require the completion of an FAA Certificate or Rating, or for unique circumstances such as military deployment, the instructor may grant a longer period of time to finish the required work. In these circumstances, the instructor may issue a maximum time frame of one year after the end of the semester in which the “I” grade was issued. After one year, the “I” grade will change to an “E” on the student’s transcript.
The incomplete work cannot be completed by retaking the class. If such an option is preferred, the student should take the grade earned and then retake the class for a better grade. The grade for the later class will be calculated in the GPA.
The mission of Academic Standards at UVU is to help students succeed academically. Students are considered to be succeeding academically if they continue in good standing (defined as earning at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale), graduate, or leave UVU in good standing. To this end, the following policies have been established:
A student with a current GPA below 2.0 will be on academic warning and will be required to complete a short workshop before the hold will be removed from his/her student record. Follow the link below to begin. Please fax the completed workshop to (801)863-7850 Attn: Academic Advisor.
1. A student with a cumulative GPA below the 2.0 minimum will be on academic probation.
2. A student will be removed from academic probation when their cumulative GPA and current GPA are 2.0 or above.
If you have an Academic Probation hold on your account, you must complete the Academic Success Workshop online. Follow the link below to begin. You will be asked to print your worksheets once you have finished. The completed Academic Success worksheets should be faxed to (801)863-7850 Attn: Academic Advisor.
A student who fails to acheive both a current and cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 after two semesters of probation will be suspended from UVU.A student who has been suspended must petition the Academic Appeals Committee in order to register for a subsequent semester.If a student's petition is granted, the conditions and length of probation will be determinded by the Academic Appeals Committee. When the student has completed the terms of probation and his/her grades are consistently above 2.0 for at least two semesters, the student will be returned to good standing at UVU.
When a student fails to comply with the terms of probation, as determined by the Academic Appeals Committee, the student will be dismissed from UVU. Such a student has exhausted his/her opportunity to study at UVU in a degree-seeking program until he avails himself of the appeals process.
Students who withdraw from UVU with a final semester GPA of less than 2.0 but have a cumulative GPA higher than a 2.0, will be readmitted on probation and must meet with their advisor to establish an academic plan.
Any student with a cumulative GPA below 2.0 who withdraws from UVU must petition the Academic Appeals Committee in order to be readmitted.
Appeals from Suspension or Dismissal Status
A student subject to suspension or dismissal may petition the Academic Appeals Committee for an exception to the Academic Standards Policy. To do so, he/she must submit a written appeal to the Appeals Coordinator. In the petition the student may request that he/she be granted a hearing before the Academic Appeals Committee. The petition should set forth the extenuating circumstances that would warrant the granting of a waiver of the student suspension, or dismissal status. Evidence should be presented which would indicate that the student has carefully considered and reassessed education objectives and has eliminated those factors which let to suspension or dismissal status.
If a student is dissatisfied with the decision of the Academic Appeals Committee, the student has the right to present a written appeal to the Vice President for Student Services, within two weeks following notification of the committee's decision. Following a review of the appeal, the Vice President for Student Services will make the final decision.
To facilitate graduation and future academic pursuits for students who have had a period of student that does not reflect their academic potential, UVU will allow a student to petition the Registrar for academic renewal once during his/her enrollment at the college. The process will allow the removal of some previous academic work for the computation of GPA or from credit towards graduation. To be eligible, the following conditions must be met:
1. The student must be currently enrolled at UVU.
2. At the time the petition is filed, a minimum of two years must have elapsed since the most recent course work to be eliminated was completed.
3. Before the petition may be filed, the student must have completed at least 30 semester hours of UVU course work within a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. This course work must have been completed after the course work being considered for elimination.
The student may have a maximum of two semesters/terms of academic course work disregarded in all calculations regarding the computation of total credits and cumulative GPA. The petition to be filed by the student will specify the semesters/terms to be disregarded.
If the petition qualifies under this policy, the student's permanent academic record will be suitably annotated to indicate that no work taken during the disregarded semester(s) and/or term(s), even if satisfactory, may apply toward the computation of credits, GPA, academic standing, and/or graduation requirements. However, all work will remain on the records, ensuring a true and accurate academic history. The word "Academic Renewal" and the affected semester(s)/term(s) will be annotated on the student's transcript.
This policy will not be used for individual courses, or for students already holding associate or baccalaureate degrees. Since this is already a policy of exception, no exceptions will be made to the aforesaid conditions. Students should be aware that this policy MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED at transfer institutions. Academic renewal may be requested only once during a student's academic career at UVU.
The Dean's list recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance during a term or semester. To be eligible:
The student must complete 12 semester hours or more in any semester and a commensurate number of hours in any term.
The student must earn a semester GPA of 3.6 or above.
In order to qualify for graduation with any of our degrees, a student must obtain a Commercial Pilot Certificate. For specific information about graduation, including application, requirements, scholastic recognition, and commencement, please visit the Graduation page.
FULL-TIME STUDENT STATUS
UVU considers students registered for 12 credits or more per semester or term to be full-time students. A 12 credit hour minimum load is generally accepted by sponsoring agencies for certifying fulltime status. Financial aid recipients receiving full benefits and students on scholarships are required to carry a minimum of 12 credits.
In order to complete an aviation degree in the suggested amount of time, an average of 15 or 16 credits per semester is generally required assuming all prerequisites are satisfied.
Students who enroll in 21 or more credit hours for Fall or Spring semester or the equivalent hours for Summer term, must have approval from a Senior Advisor.
REPEATING A COURSE
No additional credit is allowed for repeating a course in which the initial grade was passing unless the course number for the course ends in the letter suffix “R,” (a course designed to be repeatable for credit). For other repeated courses, the last grade will be used in the calculation of the GPA. Upon successful completion of the repeated courses, the remark “included in GPA” is placed next to the last class taken and the previous class(es) will show “Repeat (excluded from GPA).”
Courses are not accepted from other institutions for the purpose of posting a repeat of a course already taken at UVU.
Utah Valley University does not tolerate dishonesty in academics. Dishonesty includes cheating, plagiarism, or fabrication in any of their forms. If a student has been found in violation of this policy, the instructor will determine the appropriate penalty based on the seriousness of the offense.
Cheating is the act of using or attempting to use or providing others with unauthorized information, materials or study aids in academic work. Cheating includes, but is not limited to passing examination answers to or taking examinations for someone else, or preparing or copying other's academic work.
Plagiarism is the act of appropriating any other person's or group's ideas or work (written, computerized, artistic, etc.) or portions thereof and passing them off as the product of one's own work in any academic exercise or activity.
Fabrication is the use of invented information or the falsification of research or other findings.
Examples include but are not limited to:
- Citation of information not taken from the source indicated. This may include the incorrect documentation of secondary source materials.
- Listing sources in a bibliography not used in the academic exercise.
- Submission in a paper, thesis, lab report or other academic exercise of falsified, invented, or fictitious data or evidence, or deliberate and knowing concealment or distortion of the true nature, origin, or function of such data or evidence.
- Submitting as your own any academic exercises, (e.g., written work, printing, sculpture, etc.) prepared totally or in part by another.
Plagiarism may be intentional or unintentional . Unintentional plagiarism, or incidental use of another's ideas or words without proper attribution, arises from a lack of understanding of the rules of citation and quotation. Depending on the nature and length of the assignment, it might amount to a few copied words, but certainly not more than a few sentences.
While unintentionally plagiarized work should never be accepted for credit and must be revised, instructors will deal with it as an educational issue. This policy primarily addresses the matter of intentional plagiarism, or academic fraud, defined as follows.
One commits intentional plagiarism (academic fraud) when one does any one of the following:
- Representation as one's own the work or knowledge of another person, regardless of the form in which that work or knowledge had originally appeared (e.g. in the form of a book, article, essay, lecture, website, speech, photograph, chart, graphic, or any other form);
- Incorporation into one's work the words or ideas of another person without clear attribution that appears at the point the words or ideas have been incorporated, to an extent substantial enough that the origin of the words or ideas has been misrepresented;
- Failure to acknowledge clearly the partial or full authorship of someone else when submitting work;
- Consistent failure to cite or quote textual resources properly, despite the instructor's attempts at educational intervention.
A person who knowingly allows his or her work to be copied, or submitted by another student as course work without the work's proper authorship clearly identified, is an accomplice to plagiarism, and the sanctions outlined below, as relevant, will be applied to this person as well. Students found in violation of any of these policies will be subject to one or more of the following penalties, at the discretion of the instructor.
- Warning: A verbal or written notice that the student's conduct is in violation of policy and further penalties may be issued.
- Failure on assignment: The student receives a failing grade on the corresponding assignment or test.
- Failing grade in course: The student receives a failing grade in the course for the semester.
- Suspension from Program: The student is temporarily or permanently suspended from the Aviation Science program.
- Expulsion from University: The student is permanently separated from the university.
For Fall and Spring Semesters, if a student officially withdraws from a semester class during the first three weeks of the semester, no grade entry will appear on the permanent record. For Summer term, and block classes, no grade entry will appear on the permanent record of students who officially withdraw from classes through the 100% tuition refund date.
For Fall and Spring Semesters, if a student officially withdraws after the third week, but prior to the last day to drop classes, the withdrawal will appear on the permanent record as a “W.” For Summer Terms and block classes, if a student officially withdraws after the 100% tuition refund date, but prior to the last day to drop classes, the withdrawal will appear on the permanent record as a “W.”
If a student stops participating in a course (but does not officially withdraw) before the last day to withdraw, he/she should receive a “UW.”
If a student stops participating in a course (but does not officially withdraw) beyond the last day to withdraw, he/she may receive the grade earned up to that point or an “E.”
“UW's” are calculated into the grade point average (GPA) as 0.00, the same as “E's” (failing grades).
Students may petition to have a "UW" grade changed to a "W" grade. To do so, complete the Academic Petition. Follow the instructions carefully.