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 to the use of straight A, B, C and D letter grades, faculty members have the option of using +/- additions for further differentiation of achievement. If the grade of A+ is assigned, it does not provide for assignment of a higher value on the four point scale used to calculate grade point average. A 4.0 remains the highest assigned value.

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Audit Grades

Auditing a course allows a student to take a class without the benefit of a grade or credit for a course. A student who audits a course does so for the purposes of self-enrichment and academic exploration.

In Progress Grades

Instructors may use this grade type for students whose work at the end of a term is still in progress because the course, by design or by arrangement prior to registration, requires more than one term to complete all assignments.

"I" Grade Information for Students

Incomplete grades provide students with extenuating circumstances extra time to complete course requirements.

Pass or No Credit Grades

A grading method that uses a binary method of grading verses a sliding scale for an undergraduate course. If work done by the student is comparable to a "C" or better a Pass will be awarded.

W Grades

A grading method used for when a student needs to withdraw from a course reflecting on the students transcript.

Z Grades

A placeholder for a missing grade is indicated by a "z", that no grade has been received for the course.

Grade Appeals

A formal process in which the student may appeal any grade received.

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).

GPA Calculation

The term calculation of a students Grade Point Average will only courses with letter grades of A, B, C, D, (including +'s and -'s) and F are used.