Grading Policy

Grading Policies

Upon completion of each course, students receive a final grade. Final grades are awarded via a letter grade carrying a numerical value (see Grading Table below). Grades and point values are used to calculate a student's Grade-Point Average (GPA).

Grading Table - Graduate Level

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Grading Table - Diploma Level

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Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) - Cumulative Grade Point Average is determined by (1) multiplying the grade value (see Grading Table) for each course completed by the number of credits for the course to determine the quality grade points for each course; (2) adding all quality grade points earned; and (3) dividing this total by the total number of credits for all courses attempted.

Incomplete (“I”) - Incomplete academic work for unforeseen, emergency, and justifiable reasons within two (2) weeks of the end of the term may result in an “I” (Incomplete) grade. When assigning an “I”, the faculty member identifies in writing the requirements the student must fulfill to complete the course, as well as the reason(s) for assigning an “I”. A copy of the statement will be retained by the faculty member and provided to the Chief Academic Officer.

The incomplete is not used in calculating a grade point average and no credits are considered earned until a final grade is entered. A course with a grade of “I” must be completed within six months or the “I” will be changed to “F.” A student may not re-enroll in the course until the incomplete grade is resolved.

To remove the “I” grade, the student must contact the faculty member who taught the course, or the Chief Academic Officer (in the absence of the faculty member), to complete the grade change process within the allowed time frame. A final grade will be assigned by the faculty member or the Chief Academic Officer (in the absence of the faculty member) when the work assigned has been completed and graded.

Withdrawal (“W”) - A student withdrawing from a course before the end of week nine will receive a “W.” Courses for which a “W” is received must be re-taken at a later time. The “W” will be reflected on the student’s permanent transcript. The “W” on a student’s transcript does not affect the GPA. However, “W” courses are considered credits attempted when calculating SAP.

Academic Integrity

Any work requiring research must adhere to APA 6th Edition guidelines to sourcing material. Failure to properly acknowledge sources is considered plagiarism. University of Mansford enforces a strict policy of academic integrity. Failure to comply with University guidelines may result in sanctions by the University, including dismissal from the University or failure of the course.

Grade Appeal

It is the instructor’s responsibility to provide correct and careful evaluation of student performance and to determine a student’s grade for the coursework.

Please review the University’s Student Complaint Policy.  A requested course grade review will need support of evidence based on the following:

  • A final grade is a clerical incorrect record or computation error
  • Unfair conditions:
    • Standard different from those applied to other students in that coursework.
    • Make a substantial deviation from the instructor’s previous standard articulation outlined in the course syllabus.
    • The established classroom policies are not fairly applied to all enrolled students.


Participation in courses is paramount to your success. Lack of submission of assignments, not participating in discussions, and not completing any assigned additional tasks (quizzes, exams) constitutes non-participation.

Please note the following concerning course participation:

  • Assignments must be submitted on or before the due date. Deadlines will be specified by the instructor.
  • Non-participation for three weeks (consecutive or non-consecutive) will result in a failing grade.
  • All students are required to inform the instructor in advance of any anticipated absences that may result in non-participation.

Proctored Examination

Students are required to take proctored exams in graduate courses throughout the program.

All students are required to select a proctor. This person will be approved by the university to proctor the examinations that students take during the proctored examination.

The proctor cannot be a relative of the student, and cannot be a student of University of Mansford. Some examples might include a college or university administrator or faculty member, a school superintendent or principal, a school or public librarian, ministry director, or a pastor.

Once students have found their own proctors who meet the above criteria, the students should request the proctor to fill out the application.

The proctor application form must be submitted at least two business days before the exam is to be taken.

The time and place for the examination will be arranged and administered by the proctor. The proctor must be present in the same location with the student during the entire time the examination is being taken.

The student must show a government issued ID to verify that the person taking the examination is indeed the same student who signed up to the proctor.

Populi Learning Management System will ask the proctor for contact information, including a mobile phone number at the beginning of the Examination. The LMS will send the proctor a check-in code via SMS/mobile text message. After the proctor entered it, the student can take the examination. After the student submits the examination, Populi will send the proctor a check-out code via SMS/mobile text message. The proctor must enter the code to verify that he or she monitors the student for the entire examination period and do not observe any cheating.

Please see instructions from Populi.