Current Grading System


Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points Notes
A Excellent 4.000  
A-   3.666 1
B+   3.333 1
B Good 3.000  
B-   2.666 1
C+   2.333 1
C Fair 2.000  
C-   1.666 1
D+   1.333 2
D Passing 1.000 3
D-   0.666 2
F Failure 0.000  
AD Successful audit n/a 9
AE Achieves or exceeds competencies n/a 5
AP Advanced placement n/a 4
AS Advanced subsidiary n/a 4
COM Commendable n/a 5
CR Non-graded course, earns credit n/a  
H Honors n/a 6
I Incomplete n/a  
IB International baccalaureate n/a 4
M Met or exceeded expectations n/a 5
NC No credit, credit/no credit course n/a 7
NG Unsuccessful audit n/a 9
NOGNon-graded Course, no credit n/a  
NP No pass n/a  
P Pass n/a  
PR Proficiency n/a  
R In progress or extends > one term n/a  
RPT Repeated course (until Summer 2006) n/a  
S Satisfactory n/a 8
SA Special audit n/a 9
TR Transfer n/a 4
U Unsatisfactory n/a 8
W Withdrawal from the class n/a  
WD Withdrawal from all classes n/a  
WF Withdrawn under Academic Regs. 5 & 6 n/a 7
1 - 69 Nonpassing grade n/a 10
70 - 100 Passing grade n/a 10

1 - Schools of Applied Social Science, Dental Medicine, Law only

2 - Schools of Dental Medicine, Law only

3 - Not applicable for Schools of Applied Social Science, Nursing

4 - Test credit or transfer credit only

5 - School of Medicine only

6 - Schools of Law (L.L.M.) and Medicine only

7 - School of Law only

8 - Master’s/doctoral theses, Schools of Law, Medicine, School of Dental Medicine (M.S.D.) only

9 - Included in hours attempted, but not in hours earned or GPA

10 - School of Dental Medicine only; not included in GPA

--- Grading system as of Fall 2008

Grade point averages are calculated by multiplying the number equivalent of the letter grade by the number of credit hours for the course (this yields grade points) and then dividing by the total number of credit hours. The semester grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of grade points earned at the University during a given semester by the sum of the credit hours for all courses in which the student received letter grades of A, B, C, D or F taken at the University during that same semester.

Letter Grade Number Equivalents
A 4
B 3
C 2
D 1
F 0

GPA = Quality Points divided by Credit Hours

Example:

Course Credit Hrs Grade Quality Points
MATH 100 4 A 16 (4x4)
CHEM 100 3 C 6 (3x2)
ENGL 100 3 B 9 (3x3)
ANTH 100 3 A 12 (3x4)
BIOL 100 2 F 0 (2x0)
MUSC 100 1 P 0 (n/a not an evaluative grade)

Total GPA Credit Hours = 15
Total Quality Points = 43

GPA = 43/15 = 2.87
(because MUSC 100 has a grade of "P" it is not included in credit hours for GPA calculation)