Grading System

A letter grade is awarded as a measure of student performance only by the faculty member assigned to teach a particular course and section. The spectrum of letter grades ranges from A through F, including plus and minus refinements to the letter grades, which are available to allow faculty greater flexibility in the measurement of student performance. The following describes the letter grading system and its descriptive and quantitative (percentage) equivalents. These equivalents are shown only as guidelines for faculty. Specific grading policies should be announced by the instructor in a given course.

 

Grade

Description

Quantitative

A, A-

Excellent

90-100%

B+, B, B-        

Good

80-89%

C+, C

Satisfactory

70-79%

C-, D+, D

Passing

60-69%

F

Failing

0-59%

K

Grade Pending*

None

P

Pass (Pass/Fail Course)

None

W

Authorized Withdrawal

None

I

Work Incomplete becomes F if not made up within six weeks    

None

I-F

Unauthorized withdrawal

0-59%

not eligible to make up work

I-R

Remedial work required

None

SAT

Satisfactory (noncredit course)

None

UNS

Unsatisfactory (noncredit course)

None

AUD

Auditor - No credit granted for course

None

*In specific courses (usually courses that continue the following semester) or in special circumstances, with the permission of the dean, a grade of K (pending) may be assigned. This extension may not exceed one year from the end of the semester in which the K grade is assigned.