Grading and Transcript Keys


  • Adelbert College (1882-1971)*

    • Prior to September 1939

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        E

        Excellent

        3

        G

        Good

        2

        F

        Fair

        1

        P

        Passing

        0

        X

        Failure

        0


    • September 1939 to September 1952

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        A

        Excellent

        3

        B

        Good

        2

        C

        Fair

        1

        D

        Passing

        0

        F

        Failure

        0

        I

        Incomplete

        0

        W

        Withdrawn without grade

        0

        WP

        Withdrawn, passing

        0

        WF

        Withdrawn, failing

        0


    • Since September 1952**

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        A

        Excellent

        4

        B

        Good

        3

        C

        Fair

        2

        D

        Passing

        1

        F

        Failure

        0

        I

        Incomplete

        0

        W

        Withdrawn

        0

        S

        Audit

        0




  • Applied Social Sciences, School of (1915-1988)*


  • Architecture, School of (1929-1953)*

    • Prior to September 1938

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        E

        Excellent

        4

        G

        Good

        3

        F

        Fair

        2

        P

        Passed, subject to quality rules

        1

        D

        Deficient, conditioned

        0

        X

        Failed, repeat course

        0


    • September 1938 to September 1947

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        A

        Excellent

        4

        B

        Good

        3

        C

        Fair

        2

        D

        Passing

        1

        E

        Condition with privilege of re-examination

        0

        F

        Failure

        0

        I

        Incomplete

        0

        W

        Withdrawn

        0


    • Since September 1947

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        A

        Excellent

        4

        B

        Good

        3

        C

        Fair

        2

        D

        Passing

        1

        F

        Failure

        0

        I

        Incomplete

        0

        W

        Withdrawn

        0

        S

        Audit

        0




  • Case Institute of Technology (1947-1987)

    • Undergraduate - Prior to September 1962

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        A

        Excellent

        3

        B

        Good

        2

        C

        Satisfactory

        1

        D

        Passing

        0

        F

        Failure

        -2

        Conditional Grades    

        I

        Incomplete

         

        P Passing  
        L Audit  
        W Withdrew  
        WF

        Withdrew failing

         
        WP Withdrew passing

         

        EX Excused  

    • Undergraduate - Since September 1962**

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        A

        Excellent

        4

        B

        Good

        3

        C

        Satisfactory

        2

        D

        Passing

        1

        F

        Failure

        0

        Conditional Grades    

        I

        Incomplete

         

        P Passing  
        L Audit  
        W Withdrew  
        WF

        Withdrew failing

         
        WP Withdrew passing

         

        EX Excused  

    • Graduate - Prior to September 1963

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        A

        Excellent

        3

        B

        Good

        2

        C

        Satisfactory

        1

        D

        Unsatisfactory

        0

        F

        Unsatisfactory

        -2*

        Conditional Grades    

        I

        Incomplete

         

        P Passing  
        L Audit  
        W Withdrew  
        WF

        Withdrew failing

         
        WP Withdrew passing

         

        EX Excused  

        * Except during period September 1961 - September 1963 where F=0 quality points


    • Graduate - Since September 1963**

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        A

        Excellent

        4

        B

        Good

        3

        C

        Satisfactory

        2

        D

        Unsatisfactory

        0

        F

        Unsatisfactory

        0

        I

        Incomplete

         

        P Passing  
        L Audit  
        W Withdrew  
        WF

        Withdrew failing

         
        WP Withdrew passing

         

        EX Excused  


  • Case Western Reserve University (1967-present)

    • Prior to 1973

        Letter Grade Meaning Notes

        A

        Excellent

         

        B

        Good

         

        C

        Fair

         

        D

        Passing

         

        F

        Failure

         

        P

        Passing (pass/fail option)

         

        H

        Honors (pass/fail option)

        Nursing only

        PD Passed with distinction (pass/fail option)

        School of Mgmt. only

        R Satisfactory - credit earned

        Graduate and professional schools only

        U Unsatisfactory - no credit

        Graduate and professional schools only

        I Incomplete

         

        R

        Extended incomplete, no credit

        Undergraduate schools only

        AD Audit

         

        W

        Withdrew

         

        WP

        Withdrew passing

         

        WF Withdrew failing

         

        FW Failure assigned by Registrar (undergraduate)

         

        UW Failure assigned by Registrar (graduate)

         

        ( ) Hours not earned toward degree

         


    • 1973 to 1987

        Letter Grade Meaning Notes

        A

        Excellent

         

        B

        Good

         

        C

        Fair

         

        D

        Passing

         

        U

        Unsatisfactory

         

        P

        Passed

         

        PD

        Pass with distinction

        Mgmt. only

        H Honors

        Nursing only

        F Failure

         

        AD Audit

         

        I Incomplete

         

        R

        Satisfactory

        Graduate only

        R Conditional grade

        Undergraduate only

        W

        Withdrew

         

        WP

        Withdrew passing

        Case only

        WF Withdrew failing

        Case only

        CR Credit

        Western Reserve College only

        ( ) Hours not averaged or earned toward degree

         


    • 1987 to 2008

        Letter Grade Meaning Notes

        A+

         

        Law School only, prior to fall 1994

        A

        Excellent

         

        A-

         

        Law School, Dental School only

        B+

         

        Law School, Dental School only

        B

        Good

         

        B-

         

        Law School, Dental School only

        C+

         

        Law School, Dental School only

        C

        Fair

         

        C-

         

        Law School, Dental School only

        D+

         

        Law School, Dental School only

        D

        Passing

        Not awarded at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and School of Nursing; considered a poor grade for students in the School of Graduate Studies or any professional school

        F

        Failure

         

        I

        Incomplete

         

        IN

        Incomplete

        Graduate and professional schools only, beginning fall 1989

        R Satisfactory

        For undergraduate courses which extend more than one semester; final grade issued at conclusion of course

        AD Successful audit

         

        NG

        Unsuccessful audit

        Graduate and professional schools prior to fall 1998

        P Passing

        Pass/fail course only

        NP

        Not passing

        Pass/fail course only

        H

        Honor

        Law School LL.M. USLS

        H

        High Honors

        Pass/fail course only; School of Nursing

        S Satisfactory

        Master/doctoral thesis (also may be used in research courses)

        U Unsatisfactory

        Used in the School of Graduate Studies as punitive through 1990

        W Withdrew from the class

         

        WD Withdrew from all classes

        Beginning fall 1989

        WF Withdrew under Academic Regs. 5&6

        Law School only

        WU Withdrew from all classes

        Prior to fall 1989

        Z Instructor did not turn in grade  

    • Since Fall 2008



  • Cleveland College (1925-1971)

    • Prior to September 1939

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        A

        Excellent

        3

        B

        Good

        2

        C

        Fair

        1

        D

        Passing

        0

        E

        Failure

        1

        I

        Incomplete

        1

        W Withdrawn 1
        abs Absent from final examination 1

    • September 1939 to September 1968

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points - Prior to Sept. 1952 Quality Points - Since to Sept. 1952

        A

        Excellent

        3

        4

        B

        Good

        2

        3

        C

        Fair

        1

        2

        D

        Passing

        0

        1

        F

        Failure

        1

        0

        I

        Incomplete

        1

        0

        W

        Withdrawn

        1

        0

        S

        Audit

         

        0


    • Since September 1968**

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        A

        Excellent

        4

        B

        Good

        3

        C

        Fair

        2

        D

        Passing

        1

        F

        Failure

        0

        P

        Pass/Fail

        0

        I

        Incomplete

        0

        W

        Withdrawn

        0

        L Audit 0



  • Education, School of (1928-1945)*

    • Prior to September 1939

        Letter Grade Meaning

        E

        Excellent

        G

        Good

        F

        Fair

        P

        Passing

        D

        Failure

        Inc.

        Incomplete

        W Withdrawn

    • Since September 1939

        Letter Grade Meaning

        A

        Excellent

        B

        Good

        C

        Fair

        D

        Passing

        F

        Failure

        Inc.

        Incomplete

        Wd.

        Withdrawn




  • Flora Stone Mather College (1931-1971)*

    • Prior to September 1939

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        E

        Excellent

        3

        G

        Good

        2

        F

        Fair

        1

        P

        Pass

        0

        D

        Deficient

        0

        X

        Deficient without privilege of re-examination

        -1


    • September 1939 to September 1945

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        A

        Excellent

        3

        B

        Good

        2

        C

        Fair

        1

        D

        Passing

        0

        E

        Deficient

        -1

        F

        Deficient without privilege of re-examination

        -1


    • Since September 1945**

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points - Prior to Sept. 1952 Quality Points - Since to Sept. 1952

        A

        Excellent

        3

        4

        B

        Good

        2

        3

        C

        Fair

        1

        2

        D

        Passing

        0

        1

        F

        Failure

        -1

        0

        I

        Incomplete

        -1

        0

        W Withdrawn    
        S Audit   0



  • Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing (1923-present)*

    • Prior to September 1941

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points - Undergraduate Only

        E

        Excellent

        4

        G

        Good

        3

        F

        Fair

        2

        P

        Passing

        1

        X

        Failure

        0

        W

        Withdrawn

        0


    • September 1941 to February 1954

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points - Undergraduate Only

        A

        Excellent

        4

        B

        Good

        3

        C

        Fair

        2

        D

        Passing

        1

        E

        Condition

         

        F

        Failure

        0

        W Withdrawn 0
        I Incomplete 0
        S Audit 0

    • Since February 1954**

        Undergraduate

        Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points

        A

        Excellent

        4

        B

        Good

        3

        C

        Fair

        2

        D

        Passing

        1

        F

        Failure

        0

        W

        Withdrawn

        0

        I Incomplete 0
        S Audit 0

        Graduate

        Letter Grade Meaning

        A

        Excellent

        B

        Good

        C

        Fair

        F

        Failure

        W

        Withdrawn without grade

        WP

        Withdrawn, passing

        WF Withdrawn, failing
        I Incomplete
        S Audit



  • Graduate School (1926-1967)*

    • Prior to September 1939

        Letter Grade Meaning

        Cr.

        Credit (good or excellent)

        U

        Undergraduate credit

        N.C.

        No credit

        H or A

        Auditor

        W

        Withdrew

        Inc

        Incomplete


    • September 1939 to February 1942

        Letter Grade Meaning

        A

        Excellent

        B

        Good

        C

        Fair

        D

        Pass

        F

        Failure

        W

        Withdrew

        Aud Auditor
        Inc Incomplete
    • February 1942 to September 1948

        Letter Grade Meaning

        H

        Honors

        Cr.

        Credit

        N.C.

        No Credit

        Aud

        Auditor

        W Withdrew
        Inc Incomplete
        U Undergraduate

    • Since September 1948**

        Letter Grade Meaning

        A

        Excellent

        B

        Good

        C

        Passing

        F

        Failure

        W

        Withdrew without grade

        WP

        Withdrew passing

        WF

        Withdrew failing

        Aud

        Auditor

        Inc Incomplete
        U Undergraduate
        L or S Audit



  • Library Science, School of (1903-1981)*

    • Prior to September 1939

        Letter Grade Meaning

        E

        Excellent

        G

        Good

        F

        Fair

        P

        Pass

        D

        Deficient

        Cr.

        Credit

        Aud. Audit
        Inc. Incomplete

    • September 1939 to September 1948

        Letter Grade Meaning

        A

        Excellent

        B

        Good

        C

        Fair

        D

        Pass

        E

        Deficient

        Cr.

        Credit

        Aud. Audit
        Inc. Incomplete

    • Since September 1948

        Letter Grade Meaning

        A

        Excellent

        B

        Good

        C

        Passing

        F

        Failure

        W

        Withdrew without grade

        WP

        Withdrew passing

        WF Withdrew failing
        Cr. Credit
        Aud. Audit
        Inc. Incomplete


  • Medicine, School of (1843-present)*


* formerly part of Western Reserve University

** after 1967 also refer to Case Western Reserve University

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