Grading Policies

Grades and Quality Points

Grade Standard Quality Points for Each Semester Hour
A Achievement of outstanding quality 4.00
A- Achievement of slightly less than outstanding quality 3.67
B+ Achievement of slightly better than high quality 3.33
B Achievement of high quality 3.00
B- Achievement of slightly less than high quality 2.67
C+ Work of slightly better than average quality 2.33
C Work of average quality 2.00
C- Work of slightly less than average quality 1.67
D+ Work well below the average quality 1.33
D Poor but passing 1.00
D- Barely above failing 0.67
PS Pass (selected courses only); equivalent of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+ or C1
S Satisfactory (credit earned; graduate and professional courses only)1
F Failure 0.00
IN Incomplete1
PRS/PRU Progress in Review1
W Withdrawal1
NC No Credit (selected courses only) equivalent of C-, D+, D, D- or F1

The Grade of Incomplete (IN)

The grade of Incomplete is assigned only in extraordinary cases when unexpected conditions prevent the student from completing the requirements of the course within the term of enrollment. The IN has no effect on the student’s grade point average.

The Grade of Progress in Review (PRS or PRU)

The progress-in-review grade is intended for undergraduate research courses and for special projects at the undergraduate levels, such as honors thesis, study abroad, etc. that may not be completed at the end of a particular grading period. The progress-in-review grade has no effect on the student’s grade point average.

The Audit Grade Option (AU)

Audit means a student is enrolled in credit bearing courses but elects not to receive credit. A grade of AU has no effect on the student’s grade point average.

Pass/No Credit (PS/NC) Grade Option

Students may elect to enroll in certain undergraduate courses for pass/no credit rather than an A-F grade. The PS or NC grade has no effect on the student’s grade point average.

Grade Changes

  1. "IN" or "PRs/PRU" to a letter grade: After work is completed, the instructor will complete a change of grade form and forward it to the Office of the Registrar.
  2. All letter grade to letter grade changes must be forwarded to the college office for final approval. They are then submitted to the Office of the Registrar.