Graduate Catalog

Grading System

Graduate students are expected to maintain a (3.0) B average. Each school sets its own policy regarding a grade of F. Students should refer to the appropriate section of the catalog and/or contact his/her academic advisor.

Superior Achievement

A 4.00 honor points per credit
*A– 3.70 honor points per credit
*B+ 3.40 honor points per credit
Average B 3.00 honor points per credit
Below Average C 2.00 honor points per credit
**Pass D 1.00 honor points per credit
Failure F No credit
Credit CR Credit but no honor points
Audit AU No honor points per credit
Not Reported NR No Grade Reported is given when the professor fails to turn in his/her grades on the date due. Upon submission, the NR is changed accordingly.
In Progress IP An In progress grade Is reserved for special cases and means that the particular course Is not required to be completed by the end of the term.  Examples are Thesis, practicum, dissertation and Internship courses.  Intercession courses (condensed time frame) and clinical capstone courses may also result In IP grades If the work to complete them takes more than the Initial semester of enrollment.  Students should check with their specific program director for further Information.  The "IP" grade remains on the student's academic record until the work Is completed and a letter grade or Credit/No Credit grade (whichever grade applies to the course) Is reported to the Registrar's Office.  If a new grade Is not submitted, the "IP" grade will remain on the student's academic record.
No Credit NC No credit
Incomplete I

An incomplete grade must be made up within the semester following its receipt. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange with the instructor for satisfactory completion of course requirements.

 Incomplete grades assigned in the semester of graduation will result in postponement of graduation.
 

Upon completion of the course, the student must reapply for the next graduation.


Incomplete grade
redeemed with grade of A A 4.00 honor points per credit 
redeemed with grade of A– A– 3.70 honor points per credit 
redeemed with grade of B+  B+ 3.40 honor points per credit 
redeemed with grade of B  B 3.00 honor points per credit 
redeemed with grade of C  C 2.00 honor points per credit 
redeemed with grade of D  D 1.00 honor points per credit 
redeemed with grade of F  F No honor points per credit 
redeemed with grade of CR  CR Credit but no honor points awarded 
redeemed with grade of INC  NC No credit 
Withdrew 
 W Granted to students who officially withdraw before the last five (5) weeks of a regular semester or the last two (2) weeks of the summer sessions. If a student officially withdraws within the last five weeks prior to final examinations of regular semesters and within the last two weeks of the summer sessions, an F is earned, which is computed in the grade point average. Does not calculate into GPA; does count as attempt for repeat purposes.

Note:

*The plus/minus grading option is not used in the School of Education, School of Podiatric Medicine, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, and the School of Social Work.

**The grade of D is not used in the School of Business, College of Nursing & Health Sciences Division of Nursing, School of Social Work, or the School of Education.