The following grading symbols are used by the University:
|Grading Symbol||Credit Points|
|A--Excellent||4 credit points|
|B--Good||3 credit points|
|C--Satisfactory||2 credit points|
|D--Poor||1 credit points||No credit is allowed toward a graduate degree for courses in which a grade less than C is recorded.|
|F--Failure||0 credit points||The grade of F should not be assigned for non-attendance.|
AU--Audit. No grade or credit hours earned.
DE--Deferred. Graduate Study and First Professional Degree: Used only for graduate courses and first professional degree of an individual continuing nature such as thesis or research or for internships and practica lasting longer than one term. A DE grade for course work of an individual nature such as research, thesis, or dissertation is changed to a completed grade when the project has been completed. Undergraduate Study: A DE grade is permitted only for the first semester of a two-semester Senior Assignment course sequence that has been approved by the Curriculum Council for assessment purposes.
I--Incomplete. Student did not complete all work required for the course during the term and has the permission of the instructor to do so within a specified time period. (NOTE: See the details of the policy on "incomplete" grades.)
NC--No Credit. Used for courses taken under Pass/No Credit option. No credit hours earned.
P--Pass. Used for courses taken under Pass/No Credit option.
PR--Progress. Awarded only for skills courses and only once for any given skills course. PR grades are not included in grade point average calculations. (To earn credit for a course in which a PR grade was earned, students must repeat the course and earn a passing grade.)
S--Satisfactory. Used for noncredit courses and thesis, and may be used for internships or practica at the program's discretion.
U--Unsatisfactory. Used for noncredit courses and thesis, and may be used for internships or practica at the program's discretion.
The following grades will result from student-initiated withdrawal within the terms of the University's withdrawal policy:
W--Withdrawal. Authorized withdrawal. This grade is recorded for student-initiated withdrawals within established University deadlines. Work may not normally be completed.
WF--Withdrew Failing. WF is calculated as F in grade average. This grade is recorded for student-initiated, faculty-approved withdrawal within established University deadlines.
WP--Withdrew Passing. This grade is recorded for student-initiated, faculty-approved withdrawal within established University deadlines.
The following grades will be assigned by the University for non-attendance when students fail to officially withdraw within established deadlines:
NS--Non-attendance. This grade is assigned by faculty when a student never attends the class in which he/she is enrolled.
UW--Unauthorized Withdrawal. Calculated as F in grade average. This grade is assigned by faculty when a student has attended or actively participated in a class without completing course requirements or officially withdrawing.
WR--Withdrawal by the Registrar. This grade does not impact a student's grade point average. It is used at the faculty's discretion when a student has attended or actively participated in a class without completing requirements or officially withdrawing.
Approved by Chancellor effective 9/14/16
This policy was issued on September 15, 2016, replacing the September 7, 2016 version.
Document Reference: 1J1
Origin: CC 14-86/87; CC 3-87/88; CC 3-87/88; OP 2/21/92; OP 3/24/92; CC 3-92/93; CC 8-94/95; CC 9-95/96, CC 17-98/99; PVC 12/2/99, CC 31-06/07; CC 22-11/12; GR 15/16-02; OC 9/14/16