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Current Grading System
Letter GradeMeaningQuality PointsNotes
A Excellent 4.000  
A-   3.666 Schools of Applied Social Science, Dental Medicine, Law only
B+   3.333 Schools of Applied Social Science, Dental Medicine, Law only
B Good 3.000  
B-   2.666 Schools of Applied Social Science, Dental Medicine, Law only
C+   2.333 Schools of Applied Social Science, Dental Medicine, Law only
C Fair 2.000  
C-   1.666 Schools of Applied Social Science, Dental Medicine, Law only
D+   1.333 Schools of Dental Medicine, Law only
D Passing 1.000 Not applicable for Schools of Applied Social Science, Nursing
D-   0.666 Schools of Dental Medicine, Law only
F Failure 0.000  
AD Successful audit n/a Included in hours attempted, but not in hours earned or GPA
AE Achieves or exceeds competencies n/a School of Medicine only
AP Advanced placement n/a Test credit or transfer credit only
AS Advanced subsidiary n/a Test credit or transfer credit only
COM Commendable n/a School of Medicine only
CR Non-graded course, earns credit n/a  
H Honors n/a Schools of Law (L.L.M.) and Medicine only
I Incomplete n/a  
IB International baccalaureate n/a Test credit or transfer credit only
M Met or exceeded expectations n/a School of Medicine only
NC No credit, credit/no credit course n/a School of Law only
NG Unsuccessful audit n/a Included in hours attempted, but not in hours earned or GPA
NOG Non-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 Master’s/doctoral theses, Schools of Law, Medicine, School of Dental Medicine (M.S.D.) only
SA Special audit n/a Included in hours attempted, but not in hours earned or GPA
TR Transfer n/a Test credit or transfer credit only
U Unsatisfactory n/a Master’s/doctoral theses, Schools of Law, Medicine, School of Dental Medicine (M.S.D.) only
W Withdrawal from the class n/a  
WD Withdrawal from all classes n/a  
WF Withdrawn under Academic Regs. 5 & 6 n/a School of Law only
1 - 69 Nonpassing grade n/a School of Dental Medicine only; not included in GPA
70 - 100 Passing grade n/a 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 GradeNumber Equivalents
A 4
B 3
C 2
D 1
F 0

 

GPA = Quality Points divided by Credit Hours

Example:

CourseCredit HrsGradeQuality 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)