Courses are recorded in terms of quarter hour(s) of credit. Multiplication of the credits for a course by the numeric value for the grade awarded gives the number of quality points earned for a course. Dividing the total number of quality points earned in courses by the total number of credits in those courses gives the grade point average. 

Grades reported as “W”, “WF”, and “P” are recorded on a student's permanent record but are not used in the calculation of a student's grade point average. Similarly, a grade of “I” or “IP” may be assigned and is used only when special/extenuating circumstances exist (i.e., prolonged illness, family crisis, etc.), which prevent a student from completing the necessary course requirements on time, in order to receive a grade.

Any request for an extension to complete required course or pharmacy practice experience requirements must be approved first by the course director responsible for the course or pharmacy practice experience. Unless otherwise specified, a grade of “I” must be resolved within 10 days from the end of the quarter or pharmacy practice experience or the incomplete grade is automatically converted into a grade of “F”, which signifies failure of the course or pharmacy practice experience. It is the responsibility of the student when receiving an incomplete grade to complete all of the course requirements within this time, unless otherwise specified.

If a student receives a failing grade (“F”) in a course or pharmacy practice experience, that grade will be recorded on the student's transcript. This deficiency may be corrected as recommended by the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee. The permanent record of the student will be updated to indicate that the failing grade has been successfully corrected following either successful re-examination or repetition of the course or pharmacy practice experience.

If course re-examination was completed, a minimally passing grade is registered in place of the “F”, and the student's cumulative grade point average will reflect the change. If a student is unsuccessful at re-examination, the grade of “F” will remain. If a student repeats a course, the course is entered twice in the permanent record of the student. The grade earned each time in the course is recorded, but only the most recent grade is used in the computation of the student's cumulative grade point average. When a course is repeated, the student may earn any grade that is within the grading scale for the course.

A student's academic standing is determined on the basis of the student's grade point average. Inclusion on the Dean's List, honors at graduation, placement on probation, and dismissal depend directly on the grade point average.