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Grades, Credit and Process Reports

Contact the Registrar's office with questions:
Melody Sabin, Registrar, 800-849-8771 ext. 255

Grade Reports

Grades are assigned and recorded for each course at the end of each quarter. Each student is issued a formal report of grades at that time. It is the student's responsibility to address academic deficiencies, if such occur, and to seek advice from administrators or faculty members on academic matters when problems or questions arise. See Grade Scale Policy 1001.

Transfer of Credits to Another Institution

The college can offer no guarantee that credits earned will transfer to another institution, as the transfer of credit is always the responsibility of the receiving institution.

Quality Points

Quality points are assigned as follows: A – 4, B – 3, C – 2,  F – 0, N – 0, WF – 0, multiplied by the number of hours in the course. The grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total quality points earned by the total hours attempted. Grades of I, P, U, NF, W, WA, WP, or AU are not included in the calculation of GPA.

Satisfactory Academic Progress
This policy also includes information on the following:

  • Academic Notice
  • Larry on the benchAcademic Warning
  • Academic Probation
  • Final Academic Probation
  • Academic Dismissal
  • Appeal of Academic Dismissal
  • Multiple Course Enrollments
  • Retaking Failed or Dropped Courses
  • Probationary Admission
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Suspension
  • VA Benefits – loss due to lack of satisfactory progress

Student Rights/Responsibilities Concerning Academic Records

In accordance with federal regulations under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, Sherman College maintains academic records on all students who attended Sherman College and Pennsylvania College of Straight Chiropractic.
The college has enacted policies which afford students the rights mandated by FERPA and its amendments as they relate to academic records. Under this act, students have the right to:

    1. nspect and review educational records
    2. Amend educational records
    3. Exert some control over the disclosure of information from educational records.

Educational records are all those records that:

    • contain information that is directly related to a student
    • are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution.

College policy provides for the complete confidentiality of academic records. Information from a student's academic record will not be disclosed to anyone outside of the college without the student's authorization. However, information from a student's academic record may be made available to authorized personnel of the institution and/or persons acting in compliance with a judicial order.