Students will be informed of their grade by the end of the course. The evaluation of a student’s development in a specific course or degree programme is based on many factors. Schools and universities throughout the world use various ways of assessing and communicating a student’s status in his or her programme. However, for long-term record-keeping purposes, a student’s progress is often summarized and recorded by simple letter or number grades. Universities in most nations use generally accepted and documented instructions to translate records and degree information between their institutions. Records for students of the UofN are established and transferred between locations by the system described in this section.
Some UofN locations may choose to use a dual record system — one which is commonly used in their nation and the other described here for communication between UofN locations. Official UofN student records will contain the information outlined in this section
Grades Used in All Post-DTS Schools (YWAM-DTS)
Each grade is worth a certain number of grade points:
Passing Grades: “A,” “B,” “C,” and “D” signify various levels of achievement for each completed course. “A” signifies excellent academic achievement. At the low end, “D,” is indicative of meeting only the most minimal expectations, and is on the border of failing. (Only one “D” in a 12-credit course is allowed in an undergraduate UofN degree.)
Failing Grade: “F” is indicative of unsatisfactory work, usually reflecting that less than 60% of the material has been adequately mastered. Credit for a course failed (“F”) may be obtained only by satisfactorily repeating the course.
Grades Used in al DTS courses and DTS seminars
The following grades are used in these cases:
Satisfactory and Unsatisfactory: the grades of “S” and “U” will be given for satisfactory or unsatisfactory completion of the Discipleship Training School (DTS) and DTS seminars only. In this case “S” is equivalent to an “A,” “B,” “C,” or “D,” whereas “U” is equivalent to an “F.” Only the DTS is allowed to give “S” and “U” grades. All other schools and seminars are to use “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” to evaluate their students.
Satisfactory completion of one “full learning week” of appropriate university-level education/training will earn one credit in the UofN. Therefore a 12-week course is granted 12 credits. A shorter course will receive credits in keeping with the number of “full learning weeks” in the course. The normal nine-month academic year is therefore 36 credits. Credit for a full learning week of a seminar and a course cannot be obtained simultaneously. In the UofN, a “full learning week” represents at least 50 hours of appropriate university level classes, learning activities and study per week. A full 12-credit UofN modular course is equivalent to twelve “semester-equivalent” or sixteen “quarter-equivalent” credits in the USA’s university systems.
An official student record (or transcript) will be issued by the UofN Provost Office upon the completion of a Transcript Request Form and payment of a fee. The UofN reserves the right to deny a transcript to any student who has not cleared his or her financial account. Transcripts will indicate the current academic standing of the student except for non-registered courses and transfer credits, which can only be posted upon completion of all other UofN degree requirements.