Undergraduate Catalog 2005- 2006

Grading Policy

The current grading system provides the following alternatives.

1. Letter grades carrying the respective grade points:

A 4.0
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.0
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.0
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.0
F 0.0

2. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (student-designated option), with "S" indicating credit and "U" indicating no credit.

3. Pass/Fail (instructor-designated option for courses that do not lend themselves to letter grades), with failure in the course (grade of "F") resulting in the grade being calculated in the GPA.

Explanation of Grades

Grade Interpretation
A, A- High Distinction
B+, B, B- Superior
C+, C, C- Average
D+, D Minimum Passing Grade
F Failure
<F> Failure for Reason of Academic Dishonesty
H Honors
I/default grade* Incomplete
J Reporting error (temporary "grade")
N No Credit-Official Audit (arranged at time of registration)
P Pass
R Resigned Officially
S Satisfactory
U Unsatisfactory
W Administrative Withdrawal
*** No Credit/No Points
@ Course Repeated for Average
#D+ Fresh Start Program-Credit Hours Not Counted
#D Fresh Start Program-Credit Hours Not Counted
#F Fresh Start Program-Credit Hours Not Counted

* See Incomplete Grades section for explanation.