Mar 04, 2024
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
1328 The Grading System
Return to: 1300 University Academic Regulations
The following grades are used to specify level of performance in academic courses:
- A: Excellent
- B: Good
- C: Satisfactory
(Minimum grade required for certain courses, as specified elsewhere in this catalog.)
- D: Passing
A grade of D, while earning credit hours, will not apply toward the degree in courses requiring a grade of C or higher.
- F: Failure
This grade indicates failure. No credit toward graduation is given for a course in which a grade of F was received.
- WF: Withdrawal while Failing
This grade indicates failure. No credit toward graduation is given for a course in which a grade of WF was received. A WF and F are treated the same for GPA calculation purposes.
The following grades are approved for use in the cases indicated but will not be included in the determination of a student’s cumulative grade point average:
- W: Withdrawal
This symbol indicates that a student was permitted to withdraw from the course without penalty. (See “WF: Withdrawal While Failing”, above, and 1314 Revision of Class Schedules (Add/Drop/Withdraw))
- WM: Military Withdrawal
This symbol indicates that active duty military personnel and military reservists (including members of the National Guard) received emergency orders to active duty or reassignment during the term without penalty. (see Military Withdrawal, 1314 Revision of Class Schedules (Add/Drop/Withdraw)).
- I: Incomplete
The notation of I may be given to a student who, for nonacademic reasons beyond his or her control, is unable to meet the full requirements of a course. In order to qualify for an “I”, a student must:
- Have completed most of the major assignments of the course (generally all but one); and
- Be earning a passing grade in the course (aside from the assignments not completed) in the judgment of the instructor.
When a student has a nonacademic reason for not completing one or more of the assignments for a course, including examinations, and wishes to receive an incomplete for the course, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor in person or in writing of the reason. A grade of incomplete is awarded at the discretion of the instructor and is not the prerogative of the student. Conditions to be met for removing a grade of incomplete are established by the instructor. Registering in a subsequent semester for a course in which a grade of incomplete has been received will not remove the grade of incomplete. (See 1332 Changes in Grades.) No student may graduate with an “I” on his or her record record for that degree program. If the requirements to remove a grade of incomplete are not met prior to the deadline, the grade of I will convert to a grade of F.
- IP: In Progress
This symbol indicates that credit has not been given in courses that require a continuation of work beyond the term for which the student registered for the course. The use of this symbol is approved for dissertation, thesis, study abroad and project courses (such as student teaching, clinical practice, and internships). The IP notation may be replaced with an appropriate grade by the instructor. This symbol cannot be substituted for an “I.”
- S: Satisfactory
This symbol indicates that credit has been given for completion of degree requirements other than academic course work. The use of this symbol is approved for dissertation and thesis hours, student teaching, clinical practicum, internship, and proficiency requirements in graduate programs.
- U: Unsatisfactory
This symbol indicates unsatisfactory performance in an attempt to complete degree requirements other than academic course work. No credit will be given. The use of this symbol is approved for dissertation and thesis hours, student teaching, clinical practicum, internship, and proficiency requirements in graduate programs.
- V: Audit
This notation is used when a student has audited a course. Students do not earn academic credit for such courses. See 1342 Audit Status.
- K: Credit-by-examination
This symbol indicates that a student was given credit for a course based on successful performance on an examination approved for this purpose.
- NR: Not Reported
This symbol indicates that a student’s grade was not reported to the Registrar’s Office by the grade submission deadline. The deadline for reporting grades for the term is published in the online Semester Calendar. The grade will be updated as soon as the instructor reports the grade.
- GP: Grade Pending
This symbol indicates a grade will be assigned pending the outcome of an academic honesty case. See 1350 Academic Honesty.
- GH: Grade Hold
This symbol indicates a grade will be assigned pending the outcome of a reinstatement appeal.