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Grades that affect the QPA of the student

A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
F 0.00
F* 0.00 Stopped attending class and did not withdraw officially; or failure
to resolve "I" 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 (Student must have presented a signed application to faculty member.
This status may be assigned only in case of serious illness or other emergency situation.)
IP In progress
W Withdrew officially
WP Withdrew officially with passing grade
WF Withdrew officially with failing grade
X Temporary delay in reporting the final course grade.
S Satisfactory (for professional contributions, seminars, practicums, and workshops)
U Unsatisfactory (for professional contributions, seminars, practicums, and workshops)

The average grade expected of graduate students is "B". Grades of "S" and "U" may be given to indicate satisfactory and unsatisfactory performance in institutes, seminar or practicum-type courses. No course in which the grade earned is less than "C" is credited toward the degree.

A student who earns an "F" or "F*" grade in a required course needs to repeat that course; however, a course may be repeated only once.

The definition and procedures governing an Incomplete (I) or "X" are the same as those stated in the grading system for the undergraduate level.

The "IP" grade applies to Professional Contributions (555 - 0 credit) only. An "IP" will regularly be assigned for up to one year.