If a student feels a posted grade is incorrect, the student should contact the instructor to determine if a grade change is in order. If it is determined a grade change is in order, the instructor initiates the grade change via the grade roster for the class. The instructor requests a grade change and enters the reason for the change. An email notification is sent to the department chair for action. The department chair approves the request and it is forwarded to the dean for final approval. After the request is approved at the dean’s level, the grade is changed. An email will be sent to notify the student and instructor of the grade change. Current and cumulative grade point averages (GPA) are recalculated at time of grade change posting.
Incompletes or “I” grade designates course has not been completed and a final grade has not been assigned. The “I” must be removed within the first 60 days of the long semester immediately following, or it is changed to an “F.”
Any extension must have written approval of the instructor and dean. This policy does not apply to senior Honors research papers/theses, graduate thesis or dissertation hours.
To remove an incomplete, the instructor initiates the grade change via the grade roster. The request is routed to the department chair, and when approved, it is routed to the academic dean. After the dean’s approval the grade is changed. Current and cumulative grade point averages (GPA) are recalculated at time of grade change posting.
Undergraduate students may elect a Pass/No-Credit (P/NC) grading option. They may do so by using the update course through their manage classes tile in my.tcu.edu no later than the date listed in the academic calendar for electing the P/NC grading option. Courses taken on a P/NC basis are graded “P” (pass) and “NC” (no credit). These P/NC courses are not counted in computing the student’s GPA and cannot replace a prior grade in the GPA. A “P” course, however, will carry credit hours and be used toward a student’s total hours required for graduation. A “P” indicates achievement equivalent to a “C-” or better. Achievement equivalent to a “D+” or below results in the grade of “NC.” Students earn no credit hours in courses in which the grade of “NC” is received. After the last day to elect a Pass/No-Credit grading option, this decision is irrevocable.
Students may take up to two courses (eight hours maximum) on a P/NC basis. No course applied to the student’s major, minor or associated requirements may be taken on the P/NC basis. Students in the Neeley School of Business may not take any course in the lower-division business sequence or in the upper-division business core on the P/NC basis. Students in the College of Education may not take any education course required for teacher certification or in the student’s teaching content area on the P/NC basis. Courses offered only with the P/NC grade will not be counted toward this limit on the number of P/NC hours.
Always check your schedule for the corrections after making changes.
A Q grade removes the original grade from the course and is given after the drop deadline. The student must go to their associate academic dean to receive approval.
The associate academic dean approves the request and it is forwarded to the Registrar’s Office for final approval. After the request is approved by both the associate academic dean and the Registrar’s Office, the grade is changed. An email will be sent to notify the student of the grade change. Current and cumulative grade point averages (GPA) are recalculated at time of grade change posting.