A student’s work in any course will be evaluated by a system of letter grades. These grades are documented on your permanent academic record. Understand the grading system, your transcript, how your grade point average is calculated, and learn about your options for improving your GPA.

Grades Overview

A student’s work in any course will be evaluated in accordance with the following system of letter grades: A, B, C, D, F, P, NC, W, AU, I, IP, Z. In addition, faculty members have the option of using +/- additions for further differentiation of achievement.

Grade Point Average Overview

A student's Grade Point Average (GPA) is a number that represents the average grade per credit for classes taken in a given period of time (usually a term or an entire university career).

Viewing Grades

Check your grades or view your unofficial transcript online through e-services. Login to E-Services, click on "Academic Records" and then "Get Grades."

Course Repeats

Repeating a course means re-enrolling in and retaking the same course. The last course taken will retain it's earned credits and be included in the GPA. The previous course(s) will no longer earn credit and will not be included in GPA calculations.

Academic Forgiveness

Academic Forgiveness is the process of removing all prior grades from future GPA calculations. This can be done after a student hasn't taken any classes for a period of 3 years.

Dean's List

Discover the criteria for being recognized on the Dean's List at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Learn about the importance of academic excellence and how to view your grades.