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Official Name of the University
1911 -1924        East Tennessee State Normal School
1924 -1930        East Tennessee State Teachers College
1930 - 1943       Tennessee State Teachers College Johnson City
1963 - Present   East Tennessee State University

Accreditation
East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  Individual academic units of the University are recognized by various professional accrediting agencies in their respective fields.

Release of Student Information
The transcript accompanying this key has been transmitted at the request of the named student or otherwise in accordance with public law 93-380 (Family Educational Rights and privacy Act of 1974).  Further transmittal of this academic record is not authorized except in accordance with PL 93-380.

Authentication of the Academic Record
With the exception of the ETSU College of Medicine and Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, official ETSU transcripts are printed on blue security paper with the facsimile signature of the University Registrar.  A raised seal is not required.  Transcripts of the College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy are issued and authenticated by their own officials.

Academic Calendar
1911 - 1980        Ten-week quarters
1980 - Present    Fifteen-week semesters

Transfer Credit
Only courses and credits accepted by the University are indicated on the transcripts of undergraduate students and only credits accepted are indicated on the transcripts of graduate students.

Advanced Standing
Advanced standing can be established through approved examination programs and educational experiences in the armed services.  Generally, the grade of "CR" is recorded for credit established in this manner.  Approved programs include the following:

  1. Educational programs and experience in the Armed Services of the United States as recommended by the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services published by the Commission on Educational Credit of the American Council on Education.
  2. Advanced Placement program of the College Entrance Examination Board.
  3. Subject and General Examination programs of the College Entrance Examination Board
  4. Proficiency Examination program (PEP) of the American College Testing Program.
  5. International Baccalaureate program.
  6. Validation of selected transfer credit from schools or colleges not accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of colleges and Schools or other regional accrediting associations.
  7. Challenge examination.  Comprehensive departmental examination over subject matter of courses taught at this University, as approved by the ETSU department offering the courses.
Course Numbering System
(Four digit system adopted 1967)
0XXX    -    Developmental Studies Level
1XXX    -    Freshman Level
2XXX    -    Sophomore Level
3XXX    -    Junior Level
4XXX    -    Senior Level
5XXX    -    Masters Level
6XXX    -    Educational Specialists Level
7XXX    -    Doctoral Level

Grading Systems
The credit hour - The semester hour is the unit of credit (effective Fall, 1980).  One semester hour credit represents completion of 750 minutes of recitation or lecture per semester, or a minimum of 1500 minutes of laboratory work per semester.

Grade Points
Grade points are numerical values assigned to letter grades in order to provide a basis for quantitative determination of grade (quality) point averages.  The four-point system is used.

Grade

Grade Points

A

4.0

A-

3.7

B+

3.3

B

3.0

B-

2.7

C+

2.3

C

2.0

C-

1.7*

D+

1.3*

D

1.0*

F

0.0

U

   0.0**

*    Developmental Studies and Graduate Studies do not assign these grades.
**   Counts in GPA only when assigned for second time.

Grades That Do Not Influence Grade Point Average

P

Pass.  No grade points; degree credit hours.

Cr 

Credit.  No grade points; degree credit hours.  Used to record credit established by nontraditional means.  (See Advanced Standing.)

I

Indicates a passing grade at the end of a semester, but an important part of course was not completed, e.g., term paper, outside reading, etc.

Au 

Audit.

W

Withdrawal.

WF

Withdrawal Failing.

S

Satisfactory Completion.

SP

Satisfactory Progress.

NR

Not Reported.


Annotations Appearing on the Academic Record
#    -    Course used to satisfy a Tennessee High School Unit Deficiency.

Repeated courses will have an I or an E to the right of the grade line. 
The I indicates that the grade is included in the GPA calculation while the E is excluded from the GPA.