Office of the University Registrar

Grades

Undergraduate Courses

The following grades for courses have quality point value and figure in the computation of the grade point average.

  • A = 4.0 quality points
  • A- = 3.7 quality points
  • B+ = 3.3 quality points
  • B = 3.0 quality points
  • B- = 2.7 quality points
  • C+ = 2.3 quality points
  • C = 2.0 quality points
  • D = 1.0 quality points
  • F = 0.0 quality points

The following grades for undergraduate courses do not figure in the computation of the grade point average:

  • NC - No Credit. (Audit)
  • S - Satisfactory includes SA, SB, SC grades. Equivalent to a C or better.
  • T - Temporary. A designation given at the end of the term when a course is scheduled to be continued beyond one term.
  • U - Unsatisfactory includes UD, UF grades. Equivalent to a D or F.
  • W - Authorized Withdrawal.
  • X - The grade of "X" can be assigned by the instructor when an attending/participating student has stopped attending/participating without notification and has not completed all assignments for reasons that cannot be determined by the end of the grading period. An "X" automatically becomes an F if not resolved by the last day of instruction of the following semester.  An “X” also will be assigned by the University Registrar when no grade is submitted by an instructor.
  • I - Incomplete. The "I" grade is given when the work in a course has been generally passing, but when some specifically required task has not been completed through no fault of the student.

An "I" grade can be assigned by the instructor when all three of the following conditions are met:

  1. Student is regularly attending/participating in the class and has the potential to pass the course;
  2. Student has not completed all assignments and has stopped attending/participating for reasons deemed justified by the instructor;
  3. The student has notified the instructor prior to the end of the grading period.

The date assigned by the faculty member for completion of the work for undergraduate courses cannot be later than the last day of classes of the next term following the term in which the Incomplete grade was received. (The time limit may extend up to four weeks into the fall semester for Incomplete grades received during the spring semester.) For all cases, the time limit applies whether the student is enrolled or not. If a grade change is not submitted by the end of the time limit, the Incomplete becomes an F.

Graduate Courses

The following grades for graduate courses have quality point value and figure in the computation of the grade point average.

  • A = 4.0 quality points. Superior graduate attainment.
  • A- = 3.7 quality points
  • B+ = 3.3 quality points
  • B = 3.0 quality points. Acceptable graduate attainment.
  • B- = 2.7 quality points. Attainment below graduate standards.
  • C = 2.0 quality points. Attainment below graduate standards.
    • (Note: There are no grades of C+ or D for graduate (500-899) courses. However, a C+ or D are possible grades for graduate students enrolled in courses numbered 100-499).
  • F = 0.0 quality points.  Failure.

The following grades for graduate courses do not figure in the computation of the grade point average:

  • U - Unsatisfactory performance. U grades are not considered in the University’s academic warning and dismissal regulations for graduate students.
  • T - Temporary non-credit grade. The T grade can be given only in courses for which the offering department and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies have authorized its use. It is given for specialized training, independent study, or thesis/ dissertation research that is progressing satisfactorily. Work that is given a T grade must be validated by a subsequent grade to count for graduate credit.
  • S – Satisfactory.  Equivalent to a B or better. May be used only for courses authorized by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. Credit is granted for all courses with an S grade, although the grade is not included in the calculation of the grade-point average.
  • N/C - No Credit. (Audit)
  • NS - Not Satisfactory.   The NS grade can be given only in courses authorized by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. It is given for a thesis, dissertation, or alternate exit project that is not satisfactory. NS is a permanent grade designation.
  • W - Authorized Withdrawal.
  • X - The grade of "X" can be assigned by the instructor when an attending/participating student has stopped attending/participating without notification and has not completed all assignments for reasons that cannot be determined by the end of the grading period. An "X" automatically becomes an F if not resolved by the last day of instruction of the following semester. An “X” also will be assigned by the University Registrar when no grade is submitted by an instructor.
  • I - Incomplete. The “I” grade is given when the work in a course has been generally passing, but when some specifically required task has not been completed through no fault of the student.

 An "I" grade can be assigned by the instructor when all three of the following conditions are met:

  1. Student is regularly attending/participating in the class and has the potential to pass the course;
  2. Student has not completed all assignments and has stopped attending/participating for reasons deemed justified by the instructor;
  3. The student has notified the instructor prior to the end of the grading period.

The date assigned by the faculty member for completion of the work for graduate courses cannot be later than the last day of classes of the next term following the term in which the Incomplete grade was received. For all cases, the time limit applies whether the student is enrolled or not. If a grade change is not submitted by the end of the time limit, the Incomplete becomes an F.  It is highly recommended that a contract be developed between the student and the instructor delineating when and how final course requirements will be met.

As of Spring 2005 the following grades are no longer available for grading.

  • ** - No Recorded Grade.
  • NA - Never Attended Grade.