Effective Summer 2008 when a student repeats a course only the last grade earned will be used to calculate the grade point average. Courses which are repeated will only count once toward fulfilling the minimum 120 hours required for graduation. This policy does not pertain to courses taken for graduate credit.
Policy on Incompletes
"I" (incomplete) may be given if a student is absent from the final examination or fails to complete a special research or individual study project because of some unavoidable circumstance such as illness.
Effective Summer 2008, instructors will assign an "I" grade online. Students will have two semesters (including Summer) after the incomplete grade has been assigned to remove the incomplete.
Incompletes that have not been removed within two semesters will be changed to an "F" grade.
This policy does not apply to thesis seminars or master's project seminars.
Incompletes assigned prior to the recordings of degree cannot be removed after the degree has been awarded.
Grade Change Limitation
There is a time limit of one calendar year for any changes in letter grades. Grades assigned prior to the recording of a degree cannot be changed after the degree has been awarded.
Permanent Pass/Fail Option
||The Pass/Fail option is available only to students in good standing (can not be on academic probation) at the undergraduate level.|
||The Pass/Fail option is not allowed for General Education, Honors, tutored study courses, independent study courses, English 101, College of Business & Management courses or a course used to fulfill a major or minor requirement.|
||Students are eligible to exercise the Pass/Fail option only after accumulating fifteen hours in residency (courses taken at Northeastern).|
||Eligible students will be permitted only one Pass/Fail course per term. A maximum of 18 Pass/Fail hours, including transfer courses from other institutions, may be applied toward graduation but may not be counted toward a student's major area of concentration, minor, or General Education Program.|
||Declaration of the intention to select the Pass/Fail option must be made no later than the tenth day of the term by contacting the Office of Enrollment Services. The decision to select Pass/Fail option may not be changed after that date.|
||A grade of "P" will be used to indicate that the student has passed the course and a grade of "F" that the student has failed the course. The "F" will be included in the grade point average.|
||Instructors may offer courses restricted to Pass/Fail registration with approval from the appropriate College Educational Policy Committee, and by the Faculty Council on Academic Affairs either at the time of initial course approval or subsequently. Hours of credit carried by such course(s) will be part of the maximum of 18 hours which have been approved for the general Pass/Fail option.|
A student who wishes to audit courses must obtain the written permission of the instructor (permission of the Department Chairperson for College of Business & Management courses), register in the regular manner, and pay all fees charged students earning credit in the same course. The approved written request to audit the course must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center. Once the student has enrolled as an auditor in the course, he/she may not change registration to earn credit. Refer to the Schedule of Classes for additional information and deadline dates.