Grades

Grades, with numerical values corresponding to these letters, are recorded as follows:

Pre-Defined Table
Grade Description
A Excellent, 90-100.
B Good, 80-89.
C Average, 70-79.
D Passing, 60-69.
F Failure, below 60.
FN Failure (Non-Attendance), below 60.
CR/NC Credit/Non-credit: used for courses that do not meet the normal or traditional framework of course scheduling and do not lend themselves to letter grading.
I Incomplete: given to a student who is passing but has not completed a term paper, examination or other required work. The instructor and the student are required to complete the standard university contract form for each course in which the temporary grade of I has been assigned. The grade of I will be used only 110 to allow a student who has encountered some emergency such as illness or an accident an opportunity to complete the requirements for a course. A grade of I reverts to a grade of F one year from the close of semester/term in which the grade was originally recorded if the course requirements have not been satisfied.
IP In Progress: used for graduate theses and graduate research projects. (Students must register every subsequent semester until the final grade is given.) In-progress (IP) grades remain indefinitely on a student's transcript and cannot be changed with a change-of-grade card.
W Dropped: given when a student has officially dropped or withdrawn from the university before or on the mid-semester point as indicated on the official university calendar, regardless of student's standing in class. Also given after the mid-semester point to a student who is passing at the time the official drop is processed. (A student who is not passing receives the grade of F under such circumstances.)
WX Dropped: given when a student impacted by SB 1231 has officially dropped a course and extenuating circumstances are involved (refer to “Exceptions to the Maximum Number of Non-Punitive Drops for Undergraduates Subject to Senate Bill 1231." Also applies to students impacted by SB 1231 who officially withdraw from the university.
F Dropped: given when a student impacted by SB 1231 has officially dropped a course after the midsemester point who is not passing or has accumulated six (6) QI grades regardless of the student’s academic standing in the class.
WS Dropped: given when a student impacted by SB 1231 has officially dropped a course before or on the midsemester point as indicated on the official university calendar, regardless of student's standing in class. Students are allowed a total of six (6) drops during their entire undergraduate studies. Also given after the mid-semester point to a student who is passing at the time the official drop is processed. (A student who is not passing receives the grade of QF under such circumstances.)
NS No grade posted by instructor: used to indicate that no grade was posted by the instructor teaching the course.

Removing the Grade of I

For the undergraduate student, the grade of I must be removed within the time specified by the instructor, not exceeding 12 months from the date the I was recorded. When the student completes the work in the course, the instructor submits a change of grade card through the chair of the department and the college dean to the Registrar. The grade of I may be changed only to A, B, C, D or F. Should the conditions specified above not be met, the I will become an F. Extensions of time, when merited, may be granted by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs after consultation with the college dean. I grades must be completed prior to graduation. I grades not completed by the end of the semester in which the student is scheduled to graduate will turn into F's and will be calculated into the cumulative grade point average. Students should not enroll in the course for the subsequent term unless the deadline for the I grade completion has passed and the student received a grade of F.

Change of Grade

After being reported to the Registrar, grades other than I may not be changed unless an error has been made by the instructor.

Students should review their end of semester final grades closely to ensure their accuracy. If an error or discrepancy should occur, the student should contact the appropriate professor and/or the Office of the Registrar immediately to be resolved. It is recommended that those changes occur no later than the beginning of the next semester. Grade changes requested after one calendar year are subject to approval by the Dean of the College.