D. Bower School of Population Health
PERIOD: 2 Years
To establish a grading policy
in the John D. Bower School of Population Health.
POLICY: The grade
point average (GPA) is calculated based on a four (4) point grading scale. Grades are reported as a
percentage which are converted into a letter grade and reported on the
transcript according to the following rubric: A, 90-100; B, 80-89; C, 70-79; F,
0-69. A grade of A is assessed 4 points, a B 3 points, a C 2 points, and an F 0
In certain courses, a Pass (P) is awarded to indicate that a student
has earned a passing grade. P is not used in calculating a student’s overall GPA,
but will be included in the earned hours on the student’s transcript. A Fail (F)
is awarded to indicate that a student has been unsuccessful in completing the
course requirements. F is used in calculating a student’s overall GPA. For
example, scholastic performance in seminars, journal clubs, research, and
preparation of the dissertation, thesis, or practice transformation practicum
may be recorded as P or F.
An Incomplete (I) may be assigned with the approval of the dean’s
office when a student has not completed the requirements of a course within the
academic period. A student receiving the mark of I must complete the course requirements
within 12 months from the time the grade was assigned unless the course
director requires an earlier completion date as approved by the dean’s office. If
a student fails to complete the course requirements within 12 months from the
time the grade was assigned or by the date the course director approves, the
grade of F is automatically awarded.
A course instructor may change a reported grade only if the original
grade was incorrectly assigned due to clerical or computational error, or if a
student meets the requirements for the removal of an I mark.
programs may have specific academic requirements in addition to those stated
SCOPE: All SOPH students
of Mississippi Medical Center [Intranet].
SOPH Grade Forgiveness. [Effective 06 December 2016].