Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Grades & Attendance

Please read carefully. All SILP students are responsible for understanding these grading and attendance policies.

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies uses the following letter grades: A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, and F. Students may also opt for Pass/No Pass but should be certain they prefer the Pass/No Pass Option before petitioning for it, as it is impossible to receive a letter grade after a Pass/No Pass petition has been filed. For Pass/No Pass grading,"pass" is C-minus level work or above. "No Pass" is D or F level. A minimum of 80% attendance per session is required for a passing grade (no more than 4 days absent per session). Multiple late arrivals or partial-day attendance may affect grade. Attendance of less than 80% may result in dismissal from the program.

All Summer Intensive Language Program students will receive 8 undergraduate semester units of credit. Anyone who must leave before the last day of classes must contact the Director of Intensive and Custom Language Programs, Alicia Brent. Instructors may not adjust the unit count or assign an incomplete to any student in SILP.

For students who have been admitted to a graduate degree program at the Institute, up to four units of course work can be transferred into the graduate program and counted towards the language requirement - 300 level or above for Chinese and Russian, and 200 level or above for Arabic, French and Spanish. Please note: transferring summer program units into the graduate program will reduce the language requirement but will not reduce the full program unit count required for the graduate degree. Students should also be aware that a grade of B or higher in the summer program is required in order to receive graduate credit, and that Pass/No Pass grades will not count toward their BA or Master's degrees at the Institute.

Please note that placement into the graduate-level Language Studies Program at the Institute is not guaranteed through your participation in the Summer Intensive Language Program. All students wishing to enter the LS program must take the LS placement test prior to their acceptance into that program. Please consult your advisor or the Language Studies Coordinator, Professor Naoko Matsuo (861.647.4198), if you have any questions.