The policies below apply only to College students. Students taking courses in other schools within the University will be graded according to the policies of those schools.
Grades ranging from A+ to F (with no D-) are used to report the standing of a student upon the completion of each course. The numeric value of each letter grade is used to calculate the grade point average.
Additional Grade Types
The pass awarded in a pass/fail course is not used in the computation of the grade point average, but it does confer credit. See additional policies governing the Pass/Fail option.
This notation indicates an approved withdrawal from a course.
The following grade designations are not permanent, i.e., students will not be graduated until these grades have been resolved:
S, U (Satisfactory and Unsatisfactory Performance)
S and U are used to indicate the level of performance after the first semester in a two-semester course for which the grade is given after the second semester. They are replaced by a final course grade after the second semester is completed.
This notation indicates that a student never attended class or never formally dropped the class, but his or her name still appears on the official class list. Students with a GR must clarify their status with the instructor and the College Office. A student may not graduate with a GR on the transcript.
This notation indicates that no grades have been submitted for a particular course. Students with an NR must clarify their status with the instructor and the College Office. A student may not graduate with an NR on the transcript.
I, II (Incomplete)
A report of Incomplete indicates that a student's work in a course is incomplete with the instructor's permission. Students should be aware of the policies governing Incompletes and that there may be a substantial risk to Incomplete grades.