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Grade Change
After an instructor reports a grade at the
end of a semester or term, it may be
changed only under one of the following
circumstances:
1. An error has been made in computing or
reporting the grade.  If an error has been
made, the student should contact the course
instructor immediately.  The instructor
completes and signs a change of grade form
and sends it to the Registrar.  Upon receipt
of the completed form, the Registrar will
change the student's permanent record.
2.  An unusual set of circumstances
necessitates such an action.  In these
situations, the instructor must provide a
written justification with appropriate
documentation and receive the approval of
the graduate Director.  Upon receipt of the
completed grade change form, the Registrar
will change the student's permanent record.
It is the student's responsibility to initiate
the procedure for a grade change.  Grade
change forms are available at the Registrar's
Office.  Students should verify grade
changes by checking online, or requesting a
copy of, their official University transcript.
Pass/Fail Option
The pass/fail option stipulates that no grade
will be given other than P (passing) or F
(failing).  Credit will be awarded only for
work equivalent to a C grade or better;
work equivalent to an F grade will receive
an F grade.  The pass/fail option is not
available for required courses in the CORE
or track for graduate students. 
Final Grade Reports
Following the end of each term, final grade
reports are available on the University
computer system.  Students who need an
official copy may request it online or in the
Office of the Registrar.
Prerequisites
Many course descriptions provide a list of
prerequisites that provide essential
background for successful completion of a
class.  Prerequisites may include specific
courses or may also refer to acceptable class
standing, prior academic standing,
permission of instructor, departmentally
determined competencies or other
departmental requirements.  Prerequisites
must be completed prior to the beginning
of the term in which the course with
prerequisites is scheduled.  It is the
responsibility of the student to comply with
the prerequisites for a course that they plan
to take.  Failure to meet the prerequisites
can result in cancellation of registration for
a course.
Repeating Failed Courses
Students may repeat any credit course in
which a failing grade (F) was received.  A
grade earned in a repeated course shall
replace the earlier grade with an indication
on the transcript that the course was
retaken.  If the earlier course or the new
course is taken at another institution, it is
the student's responsibility to request that
the registrar replace the earlier grade with
the new grade.  The grade received for each
course retaken will appear on the
transcript, replacing the original grade and
will be used for computing the cumulative
grade point average.  All course titles,
credits attempted, and grades earned will
be listed on the transcript.
Repeating Passed Courses
If students decide that their mastery of a
previously passed course will be improved
by retaking the course, they may do so
subject to the following conditions:
1. The grade received for each course
retaken will appear on the transcript,
replacing the original grade and will be
used for computing the cumulative grade
point average.  However, all course titles,
credits attempted, and grades earned will
be listed on the transcript, along with a
notation that a course was retaken.
2. No additional credit toward graduation
may be received for retaking a previously
passed course.
3. Fees must be paid for all courses retaken.
4. Students must properly register to retake
a course during registration or pre-
registration.
5. If the earlier course or the retaken course
is taken at another institution, it is the
student's responsibility to request that the
registrar replace the earlier grade with the
new grade.
Previously passed courses are those for
which any of the following grades have
been received:  B or C.
Repeatable Courses
Courses may be repeated for credit if the
catalog course description specifies that the
course is repeatable.
Variable Credit Courses
Courses with a variable credit designation
may be taken for a different number of
credit hours.  Students should consult the
course instructor or the department offering
the course to determine the number of
semester hours for which they may register. 
A variable credit course cannot be taken
again unless it is clearly designated as
repeatable.
Penalties for Grade Point
Deficiencies
Academic Probation
Graduate students will be placed on
Academic Probation if they fail to attain a
3.0 cumulative grade point average
necessary to be in Good Academic
Standing.  Students will be notified by the
University in writing of their probationary
status.
Students on Academic Probation will be
limited to a course load of 7 semester hours. 
It is the students' responsibility to contact
their advisors so that their course loads can
be adjusted to the 7 hour limit.  Students on
Academic Probation may lose financial aid.
If students do not earn a 3.00 cumulative
grade point average during a probationary
semester, their continued enrollment at
Grand View University will be subject to
review by the Graduate Council.  This
review could lead to either Academic
Suspension or admission to an additional
probationary semester.
Academic Suspension
The Graduate Council places graduate
students on Academic Suspension when
students do not meet the minimum
cumulative grade point average in a
probationary semester. If a student’s GPA
indicates inability to be successful in
graduate school, the Graduate Council may
suspend a student after an initial semester
of graduate study.
Graduate students suspended will need to
reapply to the Graduate Council and
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