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Grading Scales

Undergraduate Grading Scale

Undergraduate Grading Scale
Grade Description Quality Points
A Exceptional 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B Good 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C Satisfactory 2.00
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D Poor 1.00
F Failure 0.00
VF Failure to officially withdraw 0.00
W Official withdraw N/A
I Incomplete N/A
IP In Progress N/A
AU Audit, no credit, no effect on GPA N/A
S Satisfactory, credit earned, no effect on GPA N/A
U Unsatisfactory, no credit earned, GPA is effected 0.00
NC No credit earned, non-graded N/A
NR Not reported N/A

Incomplete Work - Undergraduates

Grades of “IP” (In Progress) indicate that the student is continuing a long-term project related to the course, and should only be used when such continuation is the expectation of the program (eg for long-term research or other dissertation-related work). The grade “IP” does not count toward the GPA. The faculty member or department head initiates the grade change process once the work is completed.

Grade of “I” (Incomplete) may be granted only rarely and only for serious reasons. Course assignments are due at the time specified by the instructor. If an extension is granted beyond the termination of the course, the grade of “I” will be assigned. The grade “I” does not count toward the GPA. Unless the work is completed and submitted by the last day of the subsequent semester (Fall incomplete = last day of Spring Semester; Spring incomplete = last day of final Summer Semester; Summer incomplete = last day of Fall Semester), the student will fail the course and the “I” will be permanently changed to an “F.” Exceptions to this policy must be approved in writing by the appropriate dean prior to the last day of the subsequent semester. The faculty member initiates the grade change process once the student has made up the incomplete work. Deadlines for short-term courses may vary; please refer to program handbook or director.

If a student ceases to attend class or misses the final exam the instructor should assign a grade of ‘F’ or ‘VF’.

If the student is deferred for graduation due to a grade of ‘IP’ or ‘I’, he or she may be eligible for the original date of graduation. Work must be completed, graded and recorded within thirty calendar days of that term’s graduation date.

Graduate Grading Scale

Graduate Grading Scale
Grade Description Quality Points
A Exceptional 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B Good* 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C Minimal** 2.00
F Failure 0.00
VF Failure to officially withdraw 0.00
W Official withdraw N/A
IP In Progress, changed when grade is assigned N/A
E Graduate Extension, changed when grade is assigned N/A
AU Audit, no credit or grade earned, no effect on GPA N/A
S Satisfactory, credit earned, no effect on GPA N/A
U Not passing/Unsatisfactory, no credit earned, GPA is effected 0.00
NC No credit earned, non-graded N/A

* minimum for credit in courses below 500 level
** minimum for credit in courses 500 level and above

Incomplete Work - Graduates

Grades of “IP” (In Progress) indicate that the student is continuing a long-term project related to the course, and should only be used when such continuation is the expectation of the program (e.g., for long-term research such as a dissertation, or a year-long field-based training experience). The grade “IP” does not count toward the GPA. The faculty member or department head initiates the grade change process once the work is completed.

Grades of “E” (Graduate Extension) may be granted only rarely and only for serious reasons. If an extension is granted, the grade of “E” will be assigned. The grade “E” does not count toward the GPA. Unless the work is completed and submitted by the last day of the subsequent semester (Fall incomplete = last day of Spring Semester; Spring incomplete = last day of final Summer Semester; Summer incomplete = last day of Fall Semester), the student will fail the course and the “E” will be permanently changed to an “F.” Exceptions to this policy must be approved in writing by the appropriate dean prior to the last day of the subsequent semester. The faculty member initiates the grade change process once the student has made up the incomplete work.

If the student is deferred for graduation due to a grade of ‘IP’ or ‘E’, he or she may be eligible for the original date of graduation. Work must be completed, graded, and recorded within thirty calendar days of that term’s graduation date.

 

For more information regarding grading, please refer to the University catalog.