The academic year is divided into two regular semesters, fall and spring, and a summer semester.
The semester hour is the unit for calculating credit and is defined in LeTourneau's traditional, undergraduate programs as one hour of class work per week, or its equivalent, pursued for one semester, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. Credit for laboratory work will count as indicated in the course descriptions.
Grades and Grade Points
Academic standing is determined by grades earned from class work and examinations. The grade point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total grade points earned at LeTourneau University by the total semester hours attempted at LeTourneau University, with a maximum possible GPA of 4.00. Every course taken at LeTourneau University in which a grade of A, B, C, D, F, or WF was received is included in the total hours attempted. The WF grade is calculated on the same basis as an F. Courses and grades transferred from other institutions do not count in the GPA. A cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required for graduation. Five grades are given for passing work, with significance as follows:
|Letter Grade||Recommended Range||Description||Grade Points per Semester Hour|
|A||90 - 100||Excellent||
|B||80 - 89||Good||3|
|C||70 - 79||Satisfactory||2|
|D||60 - 69||Poor||1|
*For undergraduate programs, a grade of D may not be passing for some courses. Check program requirements.
*For graduate programs a grade of D will not count toward meeting graduation requirements.
Additional grades may be given as follows:
|I||Incomplete: for circumstances beyond the control of the student|
|F||Failed: no credit except by repeating the course|
|W||Withdrawn, without penalty|
|X||No grade was reported by the instructor|
When extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student prevent him or her from completing all of the requirements given for a course, a grade of “I” (incomplete) may be issued in lieu of an “F” (failure). Students must satisfactorily complete the work before May 1st for Fall courses and before December 1st for Spring or Summer courses. An earlier deadline may be set at the discretion of the instructor. Students will receive a grade of “F” if they fail to complete the course by the stated deadline.
Semester Honors: Two levels of semester honors are recognized for full-time traditional students: the Dean's List and the President's List. Those who achieve a semester GPA of between 3.50 and 3.99, inclusive, are included in the Dean's List. Those who achieve a semester GPA of 4.00 are included in the President's List. (Students receiving any "incomplete" grade (or an I) during the semester will not be eligible for semester honors.)
Graduation Honors: See Graduation Requirements
Undergraduate Student Classifications
Graduate Student Classifications