Grades Used for Special Situations
In some circumstances, the following grades apply:
Deferred: a deferred grade, “T” is a temporary grade, used until completion of the subsequent related material or course(s). It may be given to a student who has taken the lecture phase of the DTS and has not completed the field assignment, and other special cases. Any course for which the “T” grade is used must be converted to a permanent grade within two years. The “T” grade after two years would revert to a “U” or “F.”
Incomplete: the grade “I” (incomplete) may be given at the discretion of the course leader when a student cannot fulfill the requirements of the course. This grade is given only when the deficiency is due to authorized absence or other cause beyond the control of the student, and when the work already done has been of a standard acceptable for the satisfactory completion of the course. If a student misses 2 weeks of a course, the student receives an “I” grade at the end of the school. An “I” grade is removed and replaced with a credit grade if the student completes the course requirements to the satisfaction of the course instructor within two calendar years. If the above condition is not met, the “I” will be changed to an “F” by the International Registrar and the student must repeat the course to receive credit for it. Because of the seriousness of this procedure, the school leader has the responsibility to the student to explain the procedure when giving an “I” grade and must work with the student to complete the course. For this reason, when an “I” grade is received on a Grade Sheet (Form C), the International Registrar will inform the International Dean or Centre Director, so that they can be sure that the school leader understands their responsibility to the student when giving an “I” grade. If the student is unable to complete the work within the two-year time frame, they may apply for an extension by writing to both the school leader and the International Dean or Centre Director. The school leader and International Dean have the prerogative of creating special arrangements for the remaining work to be completed.
Late Admission: a student who arrives late cannot make up any missed weeks in a course while simultaneously attending the same course. He or she must wait until the course is finished before doing so.
Withdrawal: if a student withdraws from a school within the first week of the course, they will not receive a grade and are eligible for an appropriate refund of fees. If a student withdraws from a school in the second week or prior to the final two weeks of a school, they will receive a grade of “W.” During the final two weeks of any school in which a student withdraws, a grade of “F” (or “U” for YWAM-DTS/YWAM-CDTS only) will be recorded if a grade of “I” is not appropriate.
No credit: certain courses numbered 800 to 850, because of their special nature, are offered for no credit (“N”) to U of N students. Students must register for the course and their participation appears on a U of N official transcript.
Audit: special circumstances may make it desirable for a student to audit a regular U of N credit course, instead of pursuing it for academic credit. As with all U of N students, an audit student must have satisfactorily completed a YWAM-DTS/YWAM-CDTS including field assignment. A student registers to audit a course with the permission of the school leader before instruction begins and may not change from academic credit to audit credit or from audit credit to academic credit during a course. A grade of “X” will be assigned to an audited course and no credit will be granted for any U of N degree unless the course is repeated for academic credit. If only a portion of a course is audited, the student will be treated as an observer and attendance will not be recorded on the official transcript.