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|
|U||Unsatisfactory (no credit; hours calculated into grade point average; graduate and professional courses only)||0.00|
|NC||No Credit (selected courses only) equivalent of C-, D+, D, D- or F1|
No effect on grade point average.
The Grade of Incomplete (IN)
The grade of "IN" 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 student must complete the required work before the end of the following semester in which the grade is received (excluding summers); otherwise the grade will be converted to a grade of "F" by the Office of the Registrar. The student may initiate a request for an additional semester to complete the work for the grade (excluding summers). The extension is granted upon the approval of the faculty member and the associate dean of the college offering the course. The incomplete grade will not be considered in computing the student’s grade point average.
The Grade of Progress in Review (PR)
For master’s and doctoral theses and dissertations, for undergraduate individual-study courses, and for special projects at the undergraduate and graduate levels that may not be completed at the end of a particular grading period, the grade of "PR" may be given to denote work in progress. It will not be considered in computing the grade point average. Except in certain cases involving continuing graduate students graduating with a master’s degree, the grade of "PR" must be removed from the student’s record before the student may graduate.
The Audit Grade Option (AU)
The notation "AU" appears on the student’s record when he or she enrolls in a course for audit. "AU" is not a grade and no credit is granted. An auditor is not required to complete assignments or tests, nor is the instructor required to grade any of the student’s work in the course. The student must declare this option by the 15th calendar day of the term. A student auditing a course pays the same as for a course being taken for credit. Financial aid does not pay for audited courses.
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. Students must complete a petition to take a class Pass/No Credit and obtain the approval of their college before the end of the 15th calendar day of the term. Grades of "C" or better will be changed to "PS," and grades of "C-," "D+," "D," "D-" and "F" will be changed to "NC." The grades of "PS" and "NC" do not affect the grade point average. Students should consult their college regarding any limitations that may exist for this option.
- "IN" or "PR" 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.
- 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.