The University of Wisconsin-Extension Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is organized into projects. A student must master every project to earn the degree. Each project is comprised of specific competencies, associated assessments, and the resources needed for successful completion. At the conclusion of each subscription period, a mark, similar to a letter grade, is reported for each project and the mark is transcribed to the student’s academic record.
Competency Area Marks
Each project, in part or in whole, corresponds to one or more competency areas. There are a fixed number of competency areas that comprise each degree. A competency area mark will be calculated from those parts of projects that correspond to the competency area. Students must master all required projects or parts of projects for each competency area before the competency area can be displayed on a transcript. If the marks for the majority of the competencies in a competency area have a weighted average above 90%, the mark will be displayed as Mastered with Distinction, which translates to a letter grade of A. For those competency areas that translate to a weighted average score between 80% and 90%, the grade will be displayed as Mastered, which translates to a letter grade of B. The relationship between competency area scores and letter-grade equivalents is summarized in the table below. Competency areas with weighted averages below 80% are considered not mastered, and students must continue to work on them to master them at the 80% or above level. A grade point average is not calculated for the competency area marks.
|Competency Area Scores||Mastery Mark||Letter-Grade Equivalent|
|Below 80%||Program competency not displayed on transcript||Not applicable|
|Between 80% and 90%||Mastered||B|
|Above 90%||Mastered with Distinction||A|
Student work is evaluated against a set of rubrics that are made available to students upon enrollment in any project. Project marks are summarized in the below table and are more thoroughly defined in the UW-Extension Academic Catalog under Mastery & Marks.
|Mastered with Distinction||MD|
In Progress Marks
Students who demonstrate academic activity in an enrolled project by submitting at least one non-practice assessment for evaluation, but did not earn a mark of Mastery (M) by the end of the subscription period, receive a mark of “PR” for the in-progress project. Practice assessments do not satisfy the requirement for PR grades.
Students who receive a mark of PR on a project have four additional subscription periods to master the project before being suspended. While continuous enrollment in a project with a PR mark is not required, students must demonstrate progress towards mastery by re-enrolling in the project (retake) within six calendar months from the end of the subscription period for which the last PR mark was assigned. Beyond six months, there is no guarantee that the student’s prior work will carry forward into a new version of the project.
Students may not have more than five open projects with In-Progress status in any subscription period. Students who have five open projects may not register for additional projects until they complete one or more of the open projects.
Students who fail to pay their account balance in full or who have not completed the required Flex Check In (FCI) for each project in which they are enrolled will be administratively withdrawn after the 10th day of the subscription period (e.g. January 11th for a January subscription period). No mark will be assigned. Students who do not demonstrate educational engagement (defined as submission of one non-practice assessment) after the 10th day of the subscription period may be administratively withdrawn. A W mark will be assigned. Administrative withdrawals are not counted as an attempt by the student.
Students are strongly encouraged to review the UW-Extension Academic Catalog to become familiar with the policies applicable their program.