Grades and symbols

Offices and departments on campus use a standard set of grades and grading symbols to mark a student's progress at the university.

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A student's performance in academic work is expressed by the following grades.

Valid grades.

A

4 grade points

A-

3.67 grade points

B+

3.33 grade points

B

3 grade points

B-

2.67 grade points

C+

2.33 grade points

C

2 grade points

C-

1.67 grade points

D+

1.33 grade points

D

1 grade point

D-

0.67 grade points

F

0 grade points

To receive credit for a course, an undergraduate must earn a grade of at least D-. Academic departments may require a higher grade for the course to be counted toward the student's degree.

To include a course in the Program of Work for a graduate degree, a graduate student must earn a grade of at least C. More information about the Program of Work is given in the graduate catalog.

One of the following symbols may be assigned instead of a grade. Courses in which these symbols are recorded are not included in the grade point average.

Valid symbols used in grading.

CR

Credit

NC

No credit

Q

Course was dropped

W

Student withdrew from the University

X

Temporary delay of course grade

I

Permanent incomplete

* asterisk

Course is continuing

S

Satisfactory

U

Unsatisfactory

# pound sign

Grade was not submitted in time for this report

Z

Student is registered on the credit/no credit or pass/fail basis

Complete information on grades and symbols is given in General Information.

To receive the symbol CR, an undergraduate must earn a grade of at least D-. To receive the symbol CR, a graduate student must earn a grade of at least C.

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