Proctoring and Grading System

Proctored Final, DBA Mid-Program Qualifying, and Program Comprehensive Exams

DBA mid-program qualifying and program comprehensive examinations are administered to the student using a proctor that is pre-approved by Apollos.  Additionally, selected final class examinations are also proctored in order to measure a student’s mastery of the subject matter and to help ensure academic integrity.  Proctored courses are chosen from required core or major courses and students are notified of proctored exams through the course syllabus.

All proctored exams are administered via the online format and scheduled at a time and location mutually acceptable to both the student and the approved proctor.  The student will be required to present a government identification card that has a picture of the student.  The proctor is required to verify the picture of the student in the Apollos University Administrative System (ATLAS) matches both the individual taking the exam and the picture on the government identification card. The requirement and procedure for obtaining an approved proctor and taking proctored examinations is identified in the Official Catalog, Orientation Program textbook, and Student Handbook.  The policy and nomination form is also located in the Procedures and Forms Library which is found in the Resources Center.  Final instructions are emailed to the proctor before the exam is administered.

All students will have coursework evaluated and reported by the faculty using letter grades or administrative symbols and are included in the student’s grade point average as appropriate.

Grade Symbols:

A            Outstanding performance
B            Above average performance
C            Average performance
D            Below average performance
F            No Credit
IP           In Progress (Only valid for the doctoral program dissertation classes)


Administrative Symbols:

AU:        Audit / No Credit
I:            Incomplete Grade
W:          Official Withdrawal from course.
NC:        No credit
P:           Pass
S:           Satisfactory
U:           Unsatisfactory

Graduate Level Course Grade Requirement

Graduate students must achieve a minimum of 80% in each class or retake the class.  When the graduate student retakes the class, the higher of the two grades is recorded on the transcript.  The student must pay to retake the class the second time.

Apollos Grade Point Average (GPA) Grading Scale:

 APOLLOS Grading Scale
 100-90 A 4.00
 89-80 B 3.00
 79-70 C 2.00
 69-60 D 1.00
 59 or < F 0.00


End of Course Grading Policy

The faculty will finalize grades 72 hours after the end of the term and provide notification to the students and the Registrar that the grades are finalized.  The Registrar then imports the grades into the student’s transcript.  The classes are closed 2 weeks after the end of the term.  Students have 120 days from the last day of the term to file a grade grievance if the student feels a mistake was made.  Grade grievances will not be accepted once the 120 day period has ended.  Classes are deleted 240 days after the end of the term.