A student's performance is expressed by the following grades of scholarship:
A and A-, B+, B and B-, C+, C and C-, D+, D and D-, and F.
There are six valid grading symbols.
- * asterisk | Course is continuing.
- X | Temporary delay of final course grade. The symbol X is not issued for student or faculty convenience; it may be issued for one of the following reasons only in the case of compelling, nonacademic circumstances beyond the student's control: 1) missing the final examination; 2) incomplete classroom assignments; or 3) reexamination petition.
If the final course grade is not reported before the end of the next long-session grade reporting period, a grade of F is recorded for the course. The X symbol remains on the student's record. For more, see General Information. | A graduate student may be assigned an X if the student has not completed all assignments before a course ends. If the final course grade is not reported by the end of the grade reporting period in the student's next long-session semester of enrollment, the symbol I (permanent incomplete) is recorded for the course. If the student is not enrolled during a long-session semester for twenty-four months following the end of the semester in which the X is reported, and the instructor does not report a final grade, then the symbol I is recorded for the course. For more, see General Information.
- CR | Credit. When the remarks column indicates that a student is registered for a course on the credit/fail or credit/no credit basis, the instructor must assign either CR to indicate that the student should receive academic credit for passing the course or F (for graduate students, NC ) to indicate that the student should not receive academic credit for the course. Grading for thesis, dissertation, master's report, departmental report, recital, and treatise is described below. | An undergraduate student who registers for a course on the credit/fail basis and earns a grade of D- or better is awarded a CR for the course. If the student fails a course for which he or she is registered on the credit/fail basis, the grade of F is assigned. | A graduate student who registers for a course on the credit/no credit basis and earns a grade of C or better is awarded a CR for the course. If the student earns less than a C in the course, an NC is assigned.
- NC | No credit. When a graduate student is registered for a course on the credit/no credit basis, the instructor must assign NC to indicate that the student should not receive academic credit for the course. Grading for thesis and dissertation courses is described below. | If a student is registered for a course on the credit/fail or credit/no credit basis but the instructor assigns a letter grade, that grade will be converted to the appropriate CR, F, or NC. | If a student is registered for a course on the letter-grade basis but the instructor assigns the symbol CR or NC, the symbol X will be recorded, and that X will be subject to the above regulations.
- S or U | Satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Use these symbols for Developmental Studies (DEV) courses only.
Grading for master's report, departmental report, and treatise. A grade of CR or NC should be reported at the end of each semester.
Unknown names. If the roster lists a student for whom the instructor has no record, an F should be assigned. Note any special circumstances in the remarks column, such as "Stopped attending 3/1/05," or "Never attended." The student must resolve registration problems with the appropriate academic dean and the registrar.
Missing names. If a student's name isn't on the official class roster, the student was not officially registered for the course on the date the roster was created. A grade will not be recorded until the student resolves the registration problem with the appropriate academic dean, the registrar, and the Office of Tuition and Fee Billing.
The college/school column. Codes identify the college or school in which the student is registered. ARCH is for architecture, BUS for business, COMM for communication, ED for education, ENGR for engineering, F A for fine arts, GEOS for geosciences, GRAD for graduate school, GSB for grad business, L A for liberal arts, LAW for law, NSCI for natural sciences, NURS for nursing, PHARM for pharmacy, S W for social work, and UGS for Undergraduate Studies.
Displayed symbols. We provide some student information through symbols on the gradesheet.
- To the left of the name on the gradesheet: *, an asterisk | Student is an official degree candidate for the current semester or summer session.
- In the grade column on the sheet: Q | Student officially dropped the course on the date given in the remarks column. No other grade or symbol may be assigned. W | Student officially withdrew from the University on the date given in the remarks column. No other grade or symbol may be assigned.
- In the remarks column on the sheet: CR or F | Undergraduate student officially registered on the credit/fail basis. Use no grade or symbol other than these two or an X. CR or NC | Graduate student officially registered on the credit/no credit basis. Use no grade or symbol other than X or these two.
For more information
The University of Texas at Austin
Office of the Registrar
Attn: Student Academic Records
PO Box 7216
Austin TX 78713-7216