Because L.E.A.P. is a university program, students receive a grade for each of their courses. Course grades are based on attendance, class participation, homework, and quizzes and exams. Major projects, midterms and final tests are also included in the grading and may be worth up to 50% of a student’s total grade. Final examinations are given at the end of the semester in Reading, Grammar and Listening. Final examinations are given only on the dates they are scheduled. There are no make-ups or early exams given for any reason. The following scale will be used for all classes:
|Letter Grade||GPA||Percent||Quality Points|
|A||4.00||97 – 100||4.00|
|A-||3.67||93 – 96||3.67|
|B+||3.33||89 – 92||3.33|
|B||3.00||86 – 88||3.00|
|B-||2.67||83 – 85||2.67|
|C+||2.33||79 – 82||2.33|
|C||2.00||76 – 78||2.00|
|C-||1.67||73 – 75||1.67|
|D+||1.33||69 – 72||1.33|
|D||1.00||66 – 68||1.00|
|D-||0.67||63 – 65||0.67|
|F||0.00||0 – 62||0.00|
Program Grades and Progression of Levels
In order to complete Level 109, undergraduate-level students must have a final semester GPA of 2.67 (approximately 83%) and graduate-level students must pass 109 with a GPA of 2.79 (approximately 87%).
Students must attend Level 109 of the L.E.A.P. Program full-time (18 credit hours per week) before they can qualify for successful completion. Students in Level 109 who do not successfully complete the advanced level must repeat that level if they decide to return another semester.
Students need a 2.67 GPA to advance to the next level. Students must attend full-time (18 credit hours per week) before they can qualify for advancement to the next level based on their grade. Students can advance to the next level without obtaining the 2.67 GPA average grade by taking the placement exam and receiving a passing score for the next level or obtaining recommendations from all of the faculty.
It is important that students maintain a high grade average in the L.E.A.P. Program as it affects their overall academic success. Students are not permitted to repeat a level more than once during a single academic year, and, if they have less than 63% during their first semester of study, they will be placed on academic probation and are in danger of being expelled from the L.E.A.P. program.