Grading System and Grade Points

Undergraduate Grading System

A system of grade points is used to determine a student’s general average.

Weighted letters for each credit hour are assigned grade points as follows:

  • A: 4.00       A-: 3.67
  • B+: 3.33     B:3.00      B-: 3.67
  • C+: 2.33     C:2.00      C-: 2.67
  • D: 1.00
  • F: 0.00

The grade point ratio of a student is equal to the total number of grade points divided by the total number of credits attempted.

Other Letter Grades

  • P – Pass
  • NC – No Credit
  • W – Withdrawal
  • I – Incomplete
  • AU – Audit

Regulations governing letter grades:

P-Pass: to be counted toward baccalaureate requirements but not averaged into student’s cumulative grade point ratio (CGPR).

NC-No credit: not to be credited toward the baccalaureate requirements nor averaged into the CGPR.

W-Withdrawal: not to be credited toward the baccalaureate requirements nor averaged into the CGPR. A student may withdraw from a course through the ninth week of a semester (through the fourth week of a six-week summer session). After the ninth week (fourth week in a six-week summer session), withdrawal may be permitted for serious, documented, medical reasons or other unusual extenuating circumstances. Students requesting late withdrawal should present evidence of unusual circumstances and/or medical documentation to the dean of the College.

I-Incomplete: this designation is not a substitute for a letter grade. It merely describes a student’s temporary status in a course. It is to be given only in exceptional or emergency circumstances at the discretion of, and after consultation with, the instructor. Students have a responsibility for completing all work in a course on time. They have the added responsibility of notifying the instructor of circumstances preventing them from completing the requirements on time. Students will have up to the third week of the next full semester (excluding summer sessions) to complete the requirements. If the requirements have not been met within the prescribed period, the I automatically will become an F. The F is a letter grade and will count in the student’s CGPR.

Graduate Grading System

A system of grade points is used to determine students’ general averages. Weighted letters for each credit hour are assigned grade points.

The value of weighted letter grades is as follows:

  • A: 4.00       A-: 3.67
  • B+: 3.33     B:3.00      B-: 3.67
  • C+: 2.33     C:2.00     
  • F: 0.00

Other Letter Grades

  • P – Pass
  • NC – No Credit
  • W – Withdrawal
  • I – Incomplete

Regulations Governing Letter Grades:

P–Pass: to be counted toward degree requirements but not averaged into students’ cumulative grade point ratio (CGPR). P–Pass is not permitted in the Silberman College of Business.

NC–No Credit: not to be credited toward the degree requirements nor averaged into CGPR. NC–No Credit is not permitted in the Silberman College of Business.

W–Withdrawal: not to be credited toward the graduate requirements nor averaged into the CGPR. Graduate students may withdraw from a course through the ninth week of a semester (through the fourth week of a summer session). After the ninth week (fourth week in summer sessions), withdrawal may be permitted for serious, documented, medical reasons or other unusual extenuating circumstances. Students requesting late withdrawal should present evidence of unusual circumstances and/or medical documentation to the Office of Enrollment Services.

If students wish to withdraw from a course, they must notify the Office of Enrollment Services on the form provided. Mere nonattendance or nonpayment of tuition does not constitute an official withdrawal.

I – Incomplete: this designation is not a substitute for a letter grade. It merely describes a student’s temporary status in a course. It is to be given only in exceptional or emergency circumstances at the discretion of, and after consultation with, the instructor. Students have a responsibility to notify the instructor of circumstances preventing them from completing the requirements on time. Students will have up to the third week of the next full semester (excluding summer sessions) to complete the requirements. If the requirements have not been met within the prescribed period, the I will automatically become an F. The F is a letter grade and will count in the student’s CGPR.

Special regulations may apply for Research and Thesis and Advanced Special Projects.

Requests for extensions must be made to the instructor, approved by the chair or director and forwarded to the college dean and the Office of Enrollment Services.