Grading Guidelines for MLS Courses

Grading Guidelines for MLS Courses

Students must have their programs of study approved by the MLS program Director.

Students may enroll in no more than 9 credit hours of electives in a single academic semester.

It is important that students and faculty share the same understanding about what grades mean in graduate courses. Students in the MLS program need to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and failure to do so could result in dismissal from the program. Grades less than a B- indicate unsatisfactory performance, and any course with a final grade of less than B- will not count toward graduation. Grades in MLS courses are to be assigned and interpreted using the following guidelines:

A, Excellent performance at the graduate level
A-, Very good performance at the graduate level.
B+, Good or better than satisfactory performance at the graduate level
B, Satisfactory performance at the graduate level
B-, Not fully meeting the expectations for graduate work

Characteristics of Academic Excellence

The following table provides an overview of key characteristics and expectations upon which graduate work is to be evaluated. Students should strive to meet these standards in all of their assignments: