9.1 Periodical Examination
9.1.1 There are two (2) periodical examinations administered every term , namely: Mid-Term and Final.
9.2 Grading System
9.2.1 The Grading System adopted by the SWU Graduate School is as follows:
For performance of students which cannot be scaled according to the above grading system, the following symbols are used:
INE - Incomplete Examination. This symbol is used when the student failed to take the final examination. This has to be completed within one-year period.
INR - Incomplete Report. This symbol is given when a student lacks some reports, research and other requirements. This has to be completed within one-year period.
INP - In-Progress. This symbol is used when a student fails to complete the course requirements of his/her thesis/dissertation writing.
INT - This refers to failure of the teacher to report the grade on time. Only the EDP Center is authorized to reflect INT in the official grades of students.
NA - No Attendance. This symbol is given by the teacher when the student did not attend the course from the beginning of classes until the end of the semester. Such grade is permanent and cannot be changed subsequently.
W - Withdrawn. This symbol is used to signify that the student is officially withdrawn from the subject. Only the EDP Center is authorized to give “W” to students on the basis of the approved Application for Withdrawal.
DR Dropped. This symbol is given when the student cannot justify absences beyond 20% of the total number of school days in any semester. A grade of DR, disqualifies students from receiving honors.
9.2.2 The Graduate School adopts the cumulative system of grading where the Mid-Term grade comprises one/ third (1/3) of the Final grade.
9.2.3 The Periodical grade is computed with two/thirds (2/3) taken from class standing activities like recitations, written and oral reports, case studies, reaction and reflection papers, homeworks and the like. The remaining one/third (1/3) is taken from the student’s score in the periodical test (Midterm and Final).
(However, deviation or modification of the above provision may be implemented on condition that the teacher clearly communicated the same to the students concerned. The same numerical grading system should be reported by the teacher at the end of the term).
9.2.4 Complaints on academic grades shall be referred to the dean. The dean may refer the complaint to the Academic Standards Committee (ASC). The Committee serves as the complaint desk on validity of student academic grades and other pertinent matters on academics.
ASC evaluates the complaint; gathers pertinent documents relative to the complaint; makes decisions on the complaint and recommends to rectify a deficiency in the grades.