UMMC Policy and Procedure Manual E-SPH-GEN-GEN-PO-00058
Subject: SOPH Grading
Revised Date: 7/13/2021 Effective Date: 12/6/2016
Prepared By:
Jeanna D. Wilkes
Approved By:
Natalie W. Gaughf

Reviewed By:
Sydney R. Murphy

John D. Bower School of Population Health

DOCUMENT TYPE: Policy

REVIEW PERIOD: 2 Years

TITLE: Grading

PURPOSE: 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 points.

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.

Individual programs may have specific academic requirements in addition to those stated here. 

SCOPE: All SOPH students

REFERENCE: University of Mississippi Medical Center [Intranet].  SOPH Grade Forgiveness. [Effective 06 December 2016].