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Prior to September 1939

 

Letter GradeMeaningQuality Points

E

Excellent

3

G

Good

2

F

Fair

1

P

Passing

0

X

Failure

0

 

September 1939 to September 1952

 

Letter GradeMeaningQuality 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Withdrawn without grade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Withdrawn, passing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Withdrawn, failing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 GradeMeaningQuality 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Withdrawn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

 

Prior to September 1941

 

Letter GradeMeaning

E

Excellent

G

Good

F

Fair

P

Pass

X

Failure

Inc.

Incomplete

 

September 1941 to September 1947

 

Letter GradeMeaning

A

90-100

B

80-89

C

70-79

D

60-69

F

Failure

Inc.

Incomplete

 

September 1947 to September 1955

 

Letter GradeMeaning

H

Honors

Cr.

Credit

N.C.

No credit

Inc.

Incomplete

 

Since September 1955**

 

Letter GradeMeaning

A

Excellent

B

Good

C

Poor (minimum passing)

F

Failure

W

Withdrew without grade

WP

Withdrew passing

WF

Withdrew failing

Inc.

Incomplete

 

Prior to September 1938

 

Letter GradeMeaningQuality 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 GradeMeaningQuality 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Withdrawn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 GradeMeaningQuality Points

A

Excellent

4

B

Good

3

C

Fair

2

D

Passing

1

F

Failure

0

I

Incomplete

0

W

Withdrawn

0

 

Undergraduate - Prior to September 1962

 

Letter GradeMeaningQuality 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 GradeMeaningQuality 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 GradeMeaningQuality 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 GradeMeaningQuality 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  

  Prior to 1973 

Letter GradeMeaningNotes
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 GradeMeaningNotes
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 GradeMeaningNotes
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

 

Prior to September 1939

 

Letter GradeMeaningQuality 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

 

GradeMeaningQuality Points - Prior to Sept. 1952Quality 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 GradeMeaningQuality 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

 

Prior to September 1939

 

Letter GradeMeaning

E

Excellent

G

Good

F

Fair

P

Passing

D

Failure

Inc.

Incomplete

W Withdrawn

 

Since September 1939

 

Letter GradeMeaning

A

Excellent

B

Good

C

Fair

D

Passing

F

Failure

Inc.

Incomplete

Wd.

Withdrawn

 

Prior to September 1939

 

Letter GradeMeaningQuality 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 GradeMeaningQuality 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 GradeMeaningQuality Points - Prior to Sept. 1952Quality 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

 

Prior to September 1941

 

Letter GradeMeaningQuality 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 GradeMeaningQuality 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 GradeMeaningQuality 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 GradeMeaning

A

Excellent

B

Good

C

Fair

F

Failure

W

Withdrawn without grade

WP

Withdrawn, passing

WF Withdrawn, failing
I Incomplete
S Audit

 

 

Prior to September 1939 

 

Letter GradeMeaning

Cr.

Credit (good or excellent)

U

Undergraduate credit

N.C.

No credit

H or A

Auditor

W

Withdrew

Inc

Incomplete

 

September 1939 to Febraury 1942

 

Letter GradeMeaning

A

Excellent

B

Good

C

Fair

D

Pass

F

Failure

W

Withdrew

Aud Auditor
Inc Incomplete

 

February 1942 to September 1948

 

Letter GradeMeaning

H

Honors

Cr.

Credit

N.C.

No Credit

Aud

Auditor

W Withdrew
Inc Incomplete
U Undergraduate

 

Since Septeber 1948**

 

Letter GradeMeaning

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

 

 

Prior to September 1939

 

Letter GradeMeaning

E

Excellent

G

Good

F

Fair

P

Pass

D

Deficient

Cr.

Credit

Aud. Audit
Inc. Incomplete

 

September 1939 to September 1948

 

Letter GradeMeaning

A

Excellent

B

Good

C

Fair

D

Pass

E

Deficient

Cr.

Credit

Aud. Audit
Inc.

Incomplete

 

Since September 1948

 

Letter GradeMeaning

A

Excellent

B

Good

C

Passing

F

Failure

W

Withdrew without grade

WP

Withdrew passing

WF Withdrew failing
Cr. Credit
Aud. Audit

* formerly part of Western Reserve University

** after 1967 also refer to Case Western Reserve University

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