Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Undergraduate Grading System

Grades Points Grade Value Description
A+ 4.0 Excellent
A 4.0 Excellent
A- 3.7 Excellent
B+ 3.3 Superior
B 3.0 Superior
B- 2.7 Superior
C+ 2.3 Average
C 2.0 Average
C- 1.7 Below average
D+ 1.3 Passing, but below average
D 1.0 Passing, but below average
D- .7 Passing, but below average
F 0.0 Failure, no earned hours
W NA Withdrew, no earned hours
S NA Satisfactory, does not count in GPA, counts in earned hours
U NA Unsatisfactory, does not count in GPA, counts in earned hours
DP NA Dropped passing, does not count in GPA
DF NA Dropped failing, does not count in GPA

The Incomplete. An incomplete grade (IN) may be given only at the end of a semester or term to those students whose work is passing but who have left unfinished a small amount of work – for instance, a final examination, a paper, or a term project which may be completed without further class attendance.

When a grade of incomplete (IN) is assigned, the professor will specify, via Web grading, the work necessary to complete the course and receive a grade, the deadline date for completion, and the grade to be assigned if the work is not completed by the specified date. The date for completion will normally be within four weeks of the beginning of the next semester, but will not be longer than one calendar year. The sole exception is for graduate research courses, which will have no maximum deadline.

In the event that the instructor from whom students receive an IN is not on campus, the disposition of students’ eventual grade resides with the appropriate department chairperson.

Students may not graduate with an incomplete on their record when the incomplete was assigned for any semester or term after spring 2007.

 

 

graduate Grading System

Grades Points
A+ 4.0
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
F 0.0
W NA
S NA
U NA
DP NA
DF NA

The Incomplete. An incomplete grade (IN) may be given only at the end of a semester or term to those students whose work is passing but who have left unfinished a small amount of work – for instance, a final examination, a paper, or a term project which may be completed without further class attendance. When a grade of incomplete (IN) is assigned, the professor will specify, via Web grading, the work necessary to complete the course and receive a grade, the deadline date for completion, and the grade to be assigned if the work is not completed by the specified date. The date for completion will normally be within four weeks of the beginning of the next semester, but will not be longer than one calendar year. The sole exception is for graduate research courses, which will have no maximum deadline. In the event that the instructor from whom students receive an IN is not on campus, the disposition of students’ eventual grade resides with the appropriate department chairperson. Students may not graduate with an incomplete on their record when the incomplete was assigned for any semester or term after spring 2007.

In Progress Grade Policy. An "in progress" grade (IP) can be used for graduate courses which require work of a continuing nature to extend over more than one semester.  Upon completion of the course work, the instructor of record will submit a change of grade form.  A student changing from a program requiring a thesis/dissertation may, at the discretion of the major department, receive a grade "S" for the portion of the work completed.  If a change of grade form is not submitted, any remaining "IP" grades on the transcript will be changed to "U" at the time of graduation or the designated time limits for completion of degree or an approved time limit extension.  A student is not eligible to graduate with any "IP" grades remaining on their transcript.