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Graduate and Continuing Education

Grading Requirements

The College of Graduate and Continuing Education uses the following grading system:

Grade Points Rating
A 4.00 Superior/Outstanding
A- 3.67 Excellent
B+ 3.33 Very Good
B 3.00 Good
B- 2.67 Fair
C+ 2.33 Passing Grade
C 2.00 Passing Grade
F 0.00 Failure

The University of Scranton Graduate Studies Catalog is your official guide to all programs.

General Academic Policies

Graduate students are advised to review the Graduate Policy Manual.

All graduate students must demonstrate continual academic proficiency in course work. A graduate student with a grade point average (GPA) below 3.0 must show reasonable progress toward this standard required for graduation.

In order to earn this degree, you must complete one or more practica which will provide you with practical experience in a school. 

Transfer of Credits

Transfer of credits to graduate programs at The University of Scranton is governed by the following policies (special exceptions may pertain to affiliation programs):

  1. Credits for transfer must be earned at an accredited institution while enrolled as a graduate student.
  2. A maximum of nine graduate credits may be transferred for graduate programs requiring at least 39 credit hours for completion and six graduate credits may be transferred for graduate programs that require less than 39 credit hours for completion.
  3. Courses to be transferred must be integral to the student’s program of study.
  4. Transferred credits must have been taken within six years of the date of requested transfer to The University of Scranton.
  5. A grade of B or better is required in any course to be transferred, and an official transcript demonstrating this must be submitted for work at other institutions (including course descriptions of the credits in question). A grade of Pass or Satisfactory is not acceptable for transferred credits.
  6. The course to be transferred must be a regularly scheduled course (and not a workshop). Students matriculated at The University of Scranton may take courses at other accredited graduate schools for the purpose of transfer of credit only with the prior permission of their mentor and the Dean of Panuska College of Professional Studies.

Time Limits

All graduate work for a degree must be completed within six years of the date when the first graduate level course is taken. Time spent in the armed forces is not included in the six-year period. Extension of this time restriction may be granted for valid reasons at the discretion of the Dean.