A - Outstanding achievement relative course requirements.
B - Achievement significantly above meeting course requirements.
C - Achievement meeting all aspects of course requirements.
D - Achievement worthy of credit but failing to meet fully all course requirements.
S - Satisfactory achievement equivalent to at least a "C-".
F/N - Failure (or no credit) signifying work was either (1) completed but an achievement level not  worthy of credit or (2) was not completed and there was no agreement between the instructor and  the student that the student would be awarded an I.
I - Incomplete assigned at discretion of the instructor when, due to extraordinary circumstances  (family death, serious illness, military service, employment conflicts, hospitalization, and the like)  student detailing work needed to complete to receive a grade.

ESLI Course Grading

Course grades will be assigned on the following basis:

A
97-100%  
B-  
82-84%  
D+  
70-72%  
A- 
92-96% C+ 79-81%D67-69%
B+ 
88-91% C 76-78%D-61-66%
B 85-87% C- 73-75%F60% or less

Moving Up the ESLI Levels

In order to advance, students must achieve a grade of C or better (76%) in a class, averaged over the course of the two quarters that the class runs. If students receive 75% or lower, they will need to repeat the class. 

Final course grades reflect students’ performance in their classes on all tests, quizzes, exams, final exams, presentations, discussions, and other assignments, and reflect how well students have met all of the student learning outcomes for the course.

In extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control, students who do not pass a class may request the opportunity to re-take the placement test by filling out a Placement Appeal Form and change levels accordingly.

Academic Probation and Dismissal Policy

Students who fail 1-3 ESLI courses in a quarter may be put on academic probation by the ESLI Program Director. Students will be notified in writing when they are placed on probation. While on probation, the student’s progress will be monitored by the ESL Program Director and the student’s ESLI instructors, and reviewed monthly.

If students continue to perform below a satisfactory level in their ESLI classes for 2-3 quarters, they may face dismissal from the ESLI program for at least one semester, after which they can re-apply for admission to the ESLI Program. Students will be notified in writing at the time of their dismissal.

Students may appeal their dismissal status to the University of Wisconsin-Stout Office of International Education Appeal Committee if they feel that they experienced circumstances so unusual and out of the ordinary that their academic performance was significantly and temporarily impacted. Students will receive information about the appeals process in writing at the time of their dismissal.