Jubilee College of Music

Academic Standards

Fulltime Enrollment - Fall and Spring

Undergraduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 quarter hours to be classified as fulltime; registration for a minimum of 8 quarter hours is full-time for graduate students. Special permission must be granted to enroll in more than 16 hours for undergraduate students or 12 hours for graduate students per quarter. Such permission must be approved in by the Academic Dean before registration.

Grading Policies

Grades shall be assigned to individual students on the basis of the instructor's judgment of the student's scholastic achievement using the grading system below.


Percentage Equivalent Grade Undergraduate Graduate Grade Points
100-93 A Excellent Excellent 4.0
92-90 A-     3.7
89-88 B+     3.3
87-83 B Good Satisfactory 3.0
82-80 B-     2.7
79-78 C+     2.3
77-73 C Satisfactory Below Standard 2.0
72-70 C-     1.7
69-68 D+     1.3
67-63 D Minimum Passing Failure 1.0
62-60 D-     0.7
Below 60 F Failure Failure 0


Grade Undergraduate Graduate
I Incomplete Incomplete
IP In Progress In Progress
W Withdrawal Withdrawal
M Missing Grade Missing Grade
NF Non-Attendance Failure Non-Attendance Failure
P Pass (C- or better) Satisfactory Completion (B- or better)
NP No Pass/No Credit No Pass/No Credit (Unsatisfactory)
E Conditional Conditional
AU Audit Audit
Incomplete Grade (I)

The "I" (Incomplete) grade is given when the course is not completed by the end of the term for acceptable reasons. If this grade is not removed within ten weeks of the end of the quarter, it becomes an "F."Students are permitted to withdraw from courses and receive a "W" only during the first half of any course. Students desiring an exception to this rule must petition through the Registrar's Office. "W" will not be calculated in the grade point average.

In Progress Grade (IP)

The grade of "IP" (In Progress) is issued only in the special circumstance of a course registered for in one term is to be completed by registering for the companion course in a subsequent term. Upon successful completion of the final course, the instructor changes the IP grade to the appropriate grade. IP grades are not included when calculating the grade point average.

Withdrawal Grade (W)

A grade of "W" (Withdrawal) is issued when a student formally withdraws from a course. The withdrawal must be initiated by the student in accordance with the procedures and due deadline dates. "W" grades carry no credit and are not included when calculating the grade point average.

Missing Grade (M)

A grade of "M" (Missing Grade) is issued when no grade has been reported to the Enrollment Office. "M" grades carry no credit and are not included when calculating the grade point average. "M" grades will change to a grade of "NF", one term after the initial term. Once converted to an "NF", cannot be changed.

Non-Attendance Failure Grade (NF)

The grade of "NF" (Non-Attendance Failure) may be given by a professor for excessive absences by a student or when a student stops attending the class. This grade will be computed in the grade point average like a grade of "F." "NF" grades cannot be changed after initial submission and other grades cannot be changed to a "NF."

Conditional Grade (E)

A grade of "E" (Conditional) is earned only in continuing courses. This grade can be raised to a "D" by doing "C" grade work in the remainder of the course; otherwise, it becomes an "F".

Audit Grade (AU)

A grade of "AU" (Audit) is issued when a student's attendance in an audited course is deemed adequate. AU grades carry no credit and are not included when calculating the grade point average.


The term "average" refers to the grade point average (GPA) for work completed at the university. Grades received at other institutions are NOT averaged with grades received at Olivet University for the purpose of meeting university average requirements.

Averages are determined by computing the ratio of grade points to quarter hours attempted.

A grade point deficit is defined as the number of grade points below a C average on hours attempted at Olivet University. If the grade point average is less than 2.0, there is a grade point deficit.

Only grades higher than C will lower a deficit.

Calculating the Grade Point Average
Calculating the Grade Point Deficit

To determine grade point deficit students must first calculate the grade point average.

For instance, if a student has taken 100 hours for a grade, then 200 grade points are needed for a 2.0 GPA.

If there are 196 grade points, there is a 4-point deficit.

In compiling a student's grade point average, the following factors must also be taken into consideration:

  1. When transfer credit is awarded, the transfer grade is not computed in the grade point average.
  2. When a student repeats a course, both the initial grade and the repeat grade appear on the transcript. However, only the last completion mark will be included in the grade point average.

The normal appeal procedure begins with a consultation with the professor concerned. The following are the steps to filing a grade appeal:

  1. Prior to the end of the quarter following the course in which the contested grade is issued, the student will request that the faculty member reconsider the grade that was awarded.
  2. If dissatisfied with outcome of faculty decision, within 10 days of the faculty member's decision, the student may appeal in writing to the College Dean or Director.
  3. Within 10 days of the College Dean or Director's decision, the student may submit a written appeal to the Academic Dean.
  4. The student is responsible to monitor email daily throughout the appeals process.

Academic Honesty

Students shall maintain academic honesty in the conduct of their studies and other learning activities at Olivet University. The integrity of this academic institution, and the quality of the education provided in its degree programs, are based on the principle of academic honesty.

The maintenance of academic integrity and quality education is the responsibility of each student within this University. Cheating and plagiarism in connection with an academic program is as an offense for which a student may be expelled, suspended, put on probation, or given a less severe disciplinary sanction.


Faculty Responsibilities

Administrative Responsibilities

Student Sanctions

Student sanctions, imposed by the Dean of Students, for violations to the academic honesty policy can include any of the following: a) Warning; b) Probation of Student; c) Suspension; or d) Expulsion


Academic dishonesty is an especially serious offense. It diminishes the quality of scholarship and defrauds those who depend upon the integrity of the academic programs. Such dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following: