Accreditation

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.  A statement of KGI’s accreditation status can be viewed on the WASC website. WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.

School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312.664.3375; FAX 312.664.4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org.

KGI has received approval from the Western Association for Schools and Colleges to offer the Master of Science degree in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling. The Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling.

The Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics program at Keck Graduate Institute is accredited by the Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Grading System

The Institute is on a 4 point grading system.  The following grade notations are used in calculating the Grade Point Average (GPA – the quotient of total quality points divided by total hours attempted).

Grading System Fall 2002 to Present

Grade Quality Points Grade Quality Points
A+, A 4 C+ 2.3
A- 3.7 C 2.0
B+ 3.3 C- 1.7
B 3.0 F 0
B- 2.7    

 

Code Description GPA
AU Audit Not used in computation of GPA
P Pass Not used in computation of GPA
NP No Pass Not used in computation of GPA
In Progress Not used in computation of GPA
GP Grade Pending Not used in computation of GPA
I Incomplete Work is satisfactory but not completed within the semester. The student has additional time to submit work for the course. Final grade is pending.
W Withdrawn Not used in computation of GPA; student withdrew from the course after the semester drop deadline.

 

Grading System Fall 2000 to Spring 2002

Grade Quality Points per hour of credit
A+, A, A- 4
B+, B, B- 3
C+, C, C- 2
F 0

Calendar 

Unless otherwise noted all course work completed at the Institute is under a semester system which is approximately 15 weeks in length.

Credit Hours

From Fall 2000 to Spring 2004, one KGI credit equaled one semester hour. From Fall 2004 to Spring 2013, one KGI credit equals three semester hours. For students beginning their studies at KGI in Fall 2013 and thereafter, One KGI credit equals one semester hour.

Repeated Courses

The Institute allows students to repeat courses.  The last grade earned stands as the official grade.  However, all grades for the course will appear on a student’s transcript and all hours attempted and total quality points will be used in calculating grade point average.

Eligible to Re-Enroll Policy

Students are eligible to continue unless otherwise noted.

Academic Probation/Dismissal

When a student’s cumulative grade-point average (GPA) is below 3.0, the student is placed on academic probation in the (Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences only). Students on academic probation are given one semester to raise their cumulative GPA to 3.0. Failure to meet this requirement may result in dismissal from the Institute.

All students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 each semester determined from grades received in KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences courses. Failure to meet this standard will result in academic probation. Students on academic probation are given one semester to raise their cumulative GPA to 2.0. Failure to meet this requirement will typically result in dismissal from the Institute. Students obtaining a 2.1 or below are in jeopardy of not progressing successfully through the program and are expected to work with faculty, teaching assistants, tutors, and student services staff to ensure they avail themselves of every opportunity to succeed.

For additional information please consult the Student Handbook. Click here for the Student Handbook. 

Cross-Registration

This transcript includes courses completed at any of The Claremont Colleges while enrolled at the Institute.  The Claremont Colleges include: Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Keck Graduate Institute, Pitzer College, Pomona College, and Scripps College.

Course Numbering System

001 – 199   Undergraduate Claremont Colleges Courses
200 – 299   Undergraduate Claremont Colleges Courses
300 – 399   Graduate Claremont Colleges Courses
400 – 499   Keck Graduate Institute second year courses (beginning fall 2003)
400 – 500+   Claremont Graduate University Doctoral Courses

Only courses numbered 200 and above carry graduate credit.

Department Codes

Keck Graduate courses beginning with ALS refers to the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences. Keck Graduate courses beginning with the code of PHAR refer to the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

School Codes of The Claremont Colleges

College Code
Pomona College POM
Claremont Graduate University CGU
Scripps College SCR
Claremont McKenna College CMC
Harvey Mudd College HMC
Pitzer College PIT

Transcript Validation

An official transcript is printed on secure paper. When photocopied, the word COPY appears across the face of the document.  Keck Graduate Institute assumes no responsibility for a transcript which is not sent directly by the Office of the Registrar.