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Office of the Registrar

Grading Scales Effective from September 1968 to December 1998

Undergraduate Grades

Grade

Description

Quality Points

 A

 Excellent

 4

 B

 Good

 3

 C

 Satisfactory

 2

 D

Poor 

 1

 F

 Fail

 0

 S

 Satisfactory

 None

 U

 Unsatisfactory - Zero credit hour courses only

 None

 T

 Audit

 None

 I *

 Incomplete

 0.0000

 W

 Withdrawal (Official)

 None

 Y

 Withdrawal Unofficial

 0.0000

 N

 No Grade Reported

 None

All undergraduate colleges require a “C” average for graduation.  The awarding of a degree is based upon required subjects rather than upon credits.

“I” grades are non-punitive and have no effect on the cumulative average for the duration of one quarter.  After one quarter, “I” grades carry zero quality points.  Between the Autumn Quarter, 1980, and the Summer Quarter, 1992, “I” grades were administratively changed to “F” grades after one year.  Otherwise, “I” grades remain as “I” grades.

 

Graduate Grades

Graduate credit is indicated by a "G" next to the credit hours.  Quality points are not awarded for courses carrying graduate credit.

Grade

Description

 

 A

 Excellent - Work of Exceptional Quality

 

 B

 Good - Work of Commendable Quality

 

 C

 Fair — Work of Acceptable by not Distinguished Quality

 

 F

 Unsatisfactory

 

 S

 Satisfactory

 

 U

 Unsatisfactory — Zero credit hour courses only

 

 T

 Audit

 

 I *

 Incomplete

 

 W

 Withdrawal (Official)

 

 N

 No Grade Reported

 

 

* Effective Winter Quarter, 1986, “I” grades automatically convert to “F” grades one year after receipt.