School of Radiologic Technology Grading

Academic Year

The academic year runs from September to August. It is divided into four 16-week semesters and two 14-week summer sessions.

Credit

The unit of credit is the semester hour. It represents one lecture per week (60 minutes) for 16 weeks.

Grading Scale

Grading Scale

Grading Scale Grades and Grade Point System
A 93 - 100% A = Excellent 4 Points
B 86 - 92% B = Good 3 Points
C 80 - 85% C = Average 2 Points
F Below 80% F = Incomplete 0 Points

The grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total grade points earned by the total credit hours attempted.

Scholastic Standing

Good Standing

Interns are in good standing if a "C" (2.0) average is earned in all courses. The intern must achieve a “C: or higher in all Radiologic Technology course work, clinical evaluations, proficiency simulations, and all final examinations at the end of the semester. If the intern grade is below 80% in any of the aforementioned outcomes at the end of a semester, he/she can be dismissed from the program under the discretion of the faculty. If the intern remains in the program, he/she is placed on Academic or Clinical Probation.

Probation

An intern who does not earn a "C" (2.0) in all courses, but whose semester grade point is 2.0 ("C") will be placed on probation. This intern will repeat the course(s) successfully (2.0) the next semester the course is taught. This probationary period will last one semester. If the intern violates his/her probation with an evaluation grade below 80%, he/she may be dismissed from the program.

The intern may request independent study however; this will be at the Instructor’s discretion.

Termination

An intern who does not maintain a cumulative grade point of 2.0 ("C") will be dismissed from the program. Also an intern who fails to earn a "C" (2.0) in any repeated course will be dismissed. Any intern who fails two courses in one semester will be terminated even if their cumulative grade point does not drop below a 2.0. An intern who fails the comprehensive final examination as described by the comprehensive final may also be dismissed.

Computation of Grades

Final examinations will be given at the end of each course. The final exam will count for 25% of the final grade. The remaining 75% of the final grade will be averaged from tests, quizzes and other assessment devices specified for each course. Clinical education grades are computed using 50% competency evaluations, 25% Clinical Instructor's evaluations, 15% staff technologists' evaluations and 10% based on attendance. The second year intern grade will be computed using 50% competency evaluations, 15% Clinical Instructor's evaluations, 25% staff technologists' evaluations and 10% based on attendance.