Grading Scale/Grade Point Average

GRADING SCALE

GradesMeaningQuality Points
A4.0
A-3.7
B+3.3
B3.0
B-2.7
C+2.3
C2.0
C-1.7
*D+1.3
*D1.0
*D-0.7
F0.0
IIncomplete
PPass
NPNo Pass (for non-credit courses only)
MRNo grade reported as yet by the instructor, not a failing grade
WDOfficial withdrawal (not assigned by instructor)
XGrade not yet submitted by instructor

*The grades of D+, D, and D– are awarded at the undergraduate level only.

No notation on an official report may be changed except to correct an error or to replace an “I” (incomplete) grade. School of Education records are sealed thirty (30) days after the conferral of a degree. After this date, no changes will be made to a student’s academic record.

Note: Some programs may have additional grading requirements. 

ALTERNATIVE GRADING SCALE

Some courses may choose to employ a Pass (P)/Fail (F) grading system rather than a letter-based grading scale (as outlined in the above table). In such cases, the award of a Pass (P) grade is equivalent to the award of a “B” grade or above, while the award of a Fail (F), and the consequences thereof, equate to the award of an “F” grade in the letter-based grading scale. The use of the Pass (P)/Fail (F) grading system for courses should be clearly stated in the course syllabus.

Note: Pass (P) grades are not considered in the determination of a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA). However, Fail (F) grades awarded on the basis of Pass (P)/Fail (F) grading system will count towards a student’s GPA.

GRADE POINT AVERAGE

To calculate grade point average (GPA):

  • Multiply the number of credits for each course by the quality points (noted on Grading Scale) associated with the grades received in each course
  • Add quality points
  • Add credits
  • Divide quality points by the number of credits
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