Policies and Regulations

Graduate School Policies and Regulations

Some of the relevant regulations of the School of Graduate Studies are listed below. You can locate the complete Graduate Catalog at the following website: /academics/catalogs/graduate/current/index.html

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The grade point average is calculated by multiplying the number of quality points received for a grade in a course (A = 4.00, A- = 3.70, B+ = 3.30, B = 3.00, B- = 2.70, C+ = 2.30, C = 2.00, C- = 1.70, D+ = 1.30, D = 1.00, F = 0.00) by the number of credits for the course. This total is then divided by the number of credits attempted. All of the classes in the MSE/English Education program are three credit classes. As an example, if you received an A in one three credit class and Bs in two other three credit classes, your grade point average would be 3.33 (4 X 3 =12; 3 X 3 = 9; and 3 X 3 = 9; this gives a total of 30, which, when divided by nine credits attempted, yields a grade point average of 3.33).

Graduate students must maintain a 3.00 grade point average. This means that if you get a grade of C in one three credit class, it would need to be offset by a grade of A in another three credit class. Grades of D and F are not accepted in the graduate program. They must be repeated in a later cohort, which would also require payment of tuition for the repeated class.

Minimum Standard

Graduate credits in which a grade lower than a "C-" has been earned will not be counted toward a degree; however, these lower grades will be reflected in the student's grade point average.

Repeating Courses

Graduate students may repeat courses previously taken for graduate credit. A given course may be repeated once. The grade earned in the repetition of the course replaces the grade earned initially, even if the second grade is lower than the first grade. The initial grade remains on the record but is not reflected in the grade point average.

Repeat Policy for courses in the Wuhan program

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Graduate Studies that students must complete all degree requirements before being eligible for the award of a master's degree. In particular, students enrolled in the two-year Master of Science in Education (MSE) program in English education are required to satisfactorily complete each of the program's 10 three-credit graduate courses during the scheduled two-year time frame. Any student who does not complete courses during this time will have to complete missed course work when the course is offered during the next two-year program. There will be an additional tuition charge for all courses taken after the original two-year time frame. Upon completion of all ten courses with a grade point average of 3.00 or higher, the master's degree will be awarded.

Retention, Probation, and Dismissal

An overall 3.00 graduate grade point average is required to maintain full standing. If the overall grade point average drops below 3.00, the student is placed on probation. If after an additional 12 graduate credits, the student’s grade point average remains below 3.00, the student will be dismissed.

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