Understanding the following grading procedures will allow you to give students competent advice.
- Grading Policy – Any course in which a grade of A, B, C, D, or F is earned is used to calculate the grade point average. Additional grades of S, U, RI, RS, RU, W, AU, I, IP do not calculate into the grade point average.
- Grade Reports – Final grades and mid-term deficiencies are reported for all students and are available online. Each student receives information on how to access their grades during their first semester of enrollment at DSU. This information remains current as long as the student is enrolled in any university in the South Dakota Board of Regents System. Students can print a copy of their "Course Listing" and "Grades" on WebAdvisor.
- Minimum Progression Standards - A student with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better is considered to be in good academic standing. If a student's cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 in any academic term (fall, spring, or summer), the student is placed on academic probation the following term. A student on academic probation who fails to maintain a system term GPA of 2.0 or better is placed on academic suspension for a minimum of two terms.
- Grade Appeal – Each instructor is obligated to inform the students of their objectives, requirements and performance standards and evaluation procedures for the course at the beginning of each semester. If a student believes the final grade assigned was not appropriate, he/she may appeal that grade by filing a formal written appeal (with the instructor within two weeks of the start of the next academic term. The procedures and form can be found at http://www.dsu.edu/hr/policies/03-30-00.aspx.
If questions beyond these situations arise that you cannot answer, refer the student to the Registrar's office.