4.7.05 Value of Grades: Calculation of Grade Point Average A. The point value of grades is as follows:
B. The meaning of satisfactory and unsatisfactory 1. Some courses based primarily on performance are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis: Moot Court Teams, Mock Trial Team, Law Review I, Law Review II, Legal Analysis, Advanced Bar Studies and Externship. 2. "Satisfactory" is defined as a level of performance that is deemed by the instructor to be minimally satisfactory or better and which, if graded, would earn the student a grade of C or above. 3. "Unsatisfactory" is defined as a level of performance that is deemed by the instructor to be below the level of being minimally satisfactory and which, if graded, would earn the student a grade of C-, D, or E. C. Other Transcript Entries 1. Students who transfer to Capital Law School credit for course work taken at (1) another school, (2) other Capital Law School programs taken elsewhere, (3) programs of Capital University academic units other than the law school, or (4) academic programs of other institutions, receive the designation of "K" on their transcript. Such credit will transfer to Capital and be counted towards graduation requirements only if the level of performance at the other program, unit, or institution earned the student a grade of C or higher. 2. Some courses, such as Legal Writing I, II, and III are year-long courses in which a student earns no credit until he or she successfully completes the entire course. At the end of a semester in which the course has not ended, the student will receive the designation of "Y" on the transcript to indicate that the course is continuing and has not yet been completed by the instructor. 3. A student's work may receive the temporary designation of "I" which means incomplete. j. Incompletes are given in limited circumstances when good cause is shown to the instructor in advance of the final examination or due date of other required work, or when, in emergency circumstances, the Dean or Dean's delegate approves this temporary designation. k. An incomplete is not a grade and must be removed within a reasonable period of time. An incomplete shall in all instances be removed within four (4) weeks of the end of a semester or summer term during which course work is taken unless, in extraordinary circumstances, an extension is approved both by the instructor and by the Dean or Dean's delegate. l. Upper class writing papers and independent research projects normally are subject to the due dates for grades as stated in the preceding paragraph, but the instructor may, if her or she feels that a student who is not scheduled to graduate that semester can benefit from further redrafting or has lost time because of unusual circumstances, allow the student an "incomplete" until the end of the fourth week after the second semester begins in the case of a fall paper or project, or until the end of the sixth week after the last exam in the case of a spring paper or project. Any further extension must have the permission of the Dean or Dean's delegate or Dean or Dean's delegate's delegate. D. Calculation of Grade Point Average 1. The point average required to graduate is a 2.0. 2. In determining a student's cumulative grade point average, his or her total accumulative points shall be divided by the number of hours attempted, excluding authorized withdrawals and courses for which grades or transcript entries of S, U, or K are awarded. 3. A student receiving a grade of "E" (failed) in any course required for the Juris Doctor degree must repeat the course at the earliest possible opportunity.
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