|Document Title||Grading Systems|
Undergraduate Grading System
Student transcripts are updated at the conclusion of each semester, summer session, or special term. The symbols used to record achievement on the permanent record card of the student at the end of each semester are as follows:
Graduate Grading System
All courses taken for graduate credit are evaluated by the letter grades A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, F (failure), S (satisfactory), U (unsatisfactory), I (incomplete), IP (in progress - for capstone work only), and X (continuing enrollment). D and F grades do not carry credit toward a master's degree but are included in the cumulative average. The S grade (satisfactory) is reserved for courses that are not readily evaluated by the usual letter designations. Any course in which S or U (unsatisfactory) grades are used would be so designated by the department when offered. S grades carry no quality points and hours earned with an S grade are not included in figuring the semester or cumulative average. Hours failed with a U grade are added into the total hours for the grade point average.
A maximum of 6 credit hours with grades of S may apply to the requirements for the master's degree. Each semester hour of A carries four quality points; B, three quality points; C, two quality points; and D, one quality point. Incompletes must be removed before the end of the succeeding semester; otherwise the I automatically will become an F on the permanent record. An X grade that has not been converted to a credit-bearing grade by the end of the second regular semester after the semester for which the X was given will automatically change to an F grade. The responsibility for finishing incomplete work rests with the student. Students must fill out the "work completion contract" in the forms section of the Graduate Studies website.