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Academic Policies

 

For all academic and unviersity policies, consult the Policy Register.


Plus/Minus Grading Scale

Grade QPA
A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
D 1.00
F 0.00

Note: there is no A+, C-, D+ or D-

Learn more about the grading system.


Course Repeat Policy

  • Undergraduate Students
    All Undergraduate students will be limited to a maximum total of six repeats at Kutztown University. A single course can be taken a maximum of three times and the most recent grade (regardless of whether it is higher or lower) will be the grade used for the GPA calculation.
  • Graduate Students
    Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate students can repeat a single course for graduate improvement only once. They will be limited to a maximum of two repeats across the program. The most recent grade (regardless of whether it's higher or lower) will be the grade used for the GPA calculation.

Pass/Fail

The pass/fail policy is found in The Key and in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Undergraduate degree student:

  • This means you are working towards a BA, BS, or BSED.
  • You must have earned at least 30.0 credits.  Pass/Fail is not available to First Year Students.
  • Cumulative GPA over 2.75:  Your overall GPA must be at least 2.75 to take a course Pass/Fail.
  • How many Pass/Fail courses can I take?  You make only take one Pass/Fail course per semester.
  • Only Free Electives and courses in General Education permitted under "Electives" may be taken as Pass/Fail.
  • There is no going back.  Once you have applied to take a course Pass/Fail, you must notify the Registrar in writing, before the 1st class meeting, that you want to change back to a letter grade.

How do I do it?

  • You may obtain the form at the Office of the Registrar or from your Department.
  • Complete form and have your Academic Advisor sign it.
  • The form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the end of the Add/Drop period.

Drop/Add Dates

Central Calendar

Effective Fall 2014 the Drop/Add Policy will provide students with one full week, plus the weekend (excluding holidays) to drop or add courses without penalty.


Graduation Residency Requirement

  • Undergraduate Students
    All Undergraduate students seeking their first baccalaureate degree are required to take at least 30 of their last 45 credits and at least 50% of their major credits at Kutztown University.
  • Graduate Students
    For Master's Students, at least 2/3 of the credits meeting program requirements must be completed at Kutztown.
  • Withdrawal End Dates
    This policy is the same for both Undergraduates and Graduate

    When a student registers for classes, the student is responsible for those classes. To be relieved of this responsibility, the student must officially withdraw from those classes through the Registrar's Office. Failure to withdraw from a class for which a student registered, but is not attending, will result in a grade of "F" for that course.

Students will be permitted to withdraw from a course and receive a grade of "W" up to the tenth week of the semester. The "W" has no effect on the GPA. After the tenth week of the semester and through the last day of classes, a student who officially withdraws will receive a grade determined by the instructor. Kutztown will no longer assign a grade of "WF".

The latest date for withdrawal from individual courses in a Summer Session will be published prior to the beginning of the specific session. This information can be found in the Master Schedule Books and the Academic Calendar.


Simultaneous Degree Completion

  • Undergraduate Students
    For undergraduate students, the new standard will be a 150 credit minimum for completion of simultaneous degrees. Please watch the Registrar's Home Page for more information on this policy as additional revisions are forthcoming.
  • Graduate Students
    For awarding two simultaneous graduate degrees, at least 12 hours will be required beyond the minimal credit requirements for the degree program with the most required credits. Please watch the Registrar's Home Page for more information on this policy as additional revisions are forthcoming.

 

Registrar Office Hours

Regular Semester Hours

Monday-Friday | 8:00am-4:30pm

Summer Hours

Monday-Friday | 8:00am-4:00pm

Contact

email | regoffice@kutztown.edu

phone | 610.683.4485

fax | 610.683.1586