Letter grades are assigned based on the chart below, and record the level of student performance. Plus and minus grades are computed into grade point averages. Grades are permanent after one year.
4.0 A Excellent
3.0 B Above Average
2.0 C Average
1.0 D Below Average
0.0 F Failed
0.00 I Incomplete
(The student must make up an “I” incomplete grade within 30 days*; otherwise, it becomes a grade of “F”)
MAINE COLLEGE OF ART PASS/FAIL GRADE POLICY*
*Effective for Spring 2020 Undergraduate Courses Only
This emergency grading policy recognizes the extraordinary circumstances of the Spring 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy only applies to undergraduate students enrolled in the Spring 2020 term.
In Spring 2020 Maine College of Art (MECA) undergraduate students may elect to take any or all of their courses as Pass/Fail (P/F). Pass is defined as performance at the level of a D- or above as a final course grade. Fail is defined as performance at the level of F as a final course grade.
Students must notify the Registrar’s Office of each class they would like to take for P/F no later than April 27, 2020. A student designates a course as Pass/Fail by emailing the Registrar, Anne Dennison. The email must include the course(s) in which the student is exercising the Pass/Fail option, and the email must be received before 5:00 PM on Monday, April 27, 2020.
Courses covered by this emergency policy will satisfy all graduation requirements, including major and minor requirements and Foundation requirements. In certain circumstances, and for various reasons, faculty mentors, staff advisors, and other university officials may recommend that students do not take the Pass/Fail option. Students on academic probation should consult with the Registrar’s Office before making any decisions about Pass/Fail. The choice to designate any course Pass/Fail, and the responsibility for doing so, resides with the individual student.
Important details regarding this policy:
The decision to switch to Pass/Fail is not reversible.
The P carries no grade points and is not computed into a student’s semester or cumulative grade point average (GPA).
A grade of F is recorded normally and is computed into a student’s GPA.
This emergency policy applies only to undergraduate courses taken in the Spring 2020 semester.
The college reserves the right to make exceptions to this policy.
Direct all questions regarding this policy to Anne Dennison, College Registrar.
— Policy last updated 3.30.2020, by Ian Anderson, Vice President of Academic Affairs