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Grading

Grading and Academic Penalties Grades are based on a combination of attendance, progress, written assignments, exams and performances. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all classes to remain in good academic standing. The Jazzschool Institute adheres to the following grading scale:

A+ 100% – 99% = 4.0

A 98% – 93% = 4.0

A- 92% – 90% = 3.7

B+ 89% – 87% = 3.3

B 86% – 83% = 3.0

B- 82% – 80% = 2.7

C+ 79% – 77% = 2.3

C 76% – 73% = 2.0

C- 72% – 70% = 1.7

D+ 69% – 67% = 1.3

D 66% – 63% = 1.0

D- 62% – 60% = 0.7

F 59% and below = 0.0

Please note: To advance, a student must receive a letter grade of no less than C. A student receiving a grade of less than ‘C’ or ‘W’ in a required course must retake it at his/her own expense and receive a grade of ‘C’ or higher to graduate.

W” — Withdrew
The grade of “W” is given when a student withdraws from a course within weeks 5 and 6. Please note: A ‘W’ is not factored into the calculation of a student’s grade point average, but may be of concern to a potential employer or a graduate school.

“WP” — Withdrew Passing
The grade of “WP” is given when a student has been granted approval for withdrawal from a course within weeks 7-8, and at the time of withdrawal, was passing the course.

“WF” — Withdrew Failing
The grade of “WF” is given when a student has been granted approval for withdrawal from a course within weeks 7-8, and at the time of withdrawal, was failing the course.

“I” — Incomplete
A student who has satisfactorily completed a substantial portion of the coursework may request a temporary grade of Incomplete (‘I’) if he/she is unable to complete a course due to circumstances beyond their control. Requests must be made no later than the last class meeting and are granted at the discretion of the instructor. Coursework must be completed prior to completion of the next consecutive semester to convert the grade of ‘I’ to a passing grade of ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’. Exceptions may be made with prior approval from the instructor with approval from the Dean of Instruction. Coursework submitted after the deadline without prior approval will automatically result in a permanent grade of ‘I – F’ and will be averaged into students’ GPA as ‘F’.