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Grades that affect the QPA of the student

A 4.00 Excellent
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33 Good
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33 Average
C 2.00
C- 1.67 Poor, but passing
D+ 1.33
D 1.00
F 0.00 Failing
F* 0.00 Unofficial withdrawal; failure to resolve "I" or "X" grade


Grades that do not affect the QPA of the student

AD Audit Student must have registered to audit to receive this grade.
I Incomplete
W Withdrew officially
WP Withdrew officially with passing grade
WF Withdrew officially with failing grade
X Temporary delay in reporting final grade
S Satisfactory
U Unsatisfactory

The grade "F" is given for failure in course work. F* denotes unofficial withdrawal from a course or failure to resolve an "Incomplete" within one month after the opening of the next semester.

The standing "Incomplete" (I) is given to a student who has done satisfactory work but has not completed the course requirements because of illness or some other emergency situation. An "Incomplete" in a course taken for credit must be completed within one month after the opening of the following semester or the grade becomes an "F*". It is the student's responsibility to make satisfactory arrangements with the teacher for completion of course requirements. If the course instructor fails to register a grade change, the change to the "F*" grade will be made by the Registrar.

The standing "X" indicates that credit for the semester work is withheld because the faculty member may be unable to assign a final grade for some serious reason such as

  • student was absent from the final examination.;
  • student was unable to submit final paper or assignment, for reason other than lack of academic effort;
  • student submitted the final paper, but the faculty member has questions about the paper's authenticity and needs time to investigate the matter.

In rare circumstances, the "X" grade may be assigned by the Registrar when a faculty member is unable to submit grades due to illness; or when a faculty member misses the University deadline for submission of grades, and all efforts to reach the faculty member are unsuccessful.

The student will be given an opportunity to obtain credit by a special examination provided the reason for such an absence is valid. The "X" grade must be resolved within one month after the opening of the following semester or the Registrar with authorization of the Instructor will change the grade "X" to "F*" on the student's record.

Any grade, including "F" and "F*", is retained on the student's record, but is removed from the computation of the Q.P.A., when a student retakes the course and earns a higher grade on the retake. However, a student may retake a course only once.