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Grading

Grades are issued at the end of each semester and can be accessed by logging into the Self-Service Center in your Student Academic Record.

Grading System

The following numbers represent credits successfully completed and are inclusive for most degree programs at the University:

Grade     Grade Points/Description
A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.00
D- 0.67
F 0.00
P Pass
NP No Pass
NG No Grade Issued
I Incomplete
W Withdrawal
NR No Report from Instructor
V Intra-University Transfer (course exempted from grade point average computation, regardless of grade assigned)
* Repeat Course Indicator

The following numbers represent credits successfully completed and are inclusive for most degree programs at the University:

Freshmen 0–23 credits
Sophomores 24–53 credits
Juniors 54–86 credits
Seniors 87+ credits

Grade Point Average (GPA)

How is grade point average calculated?

Grade point average is obtained by multiplying academic credits by grade point value for the grade assigned in each course and dividing the sum of the grade points by the total number of academic credits attempted.

Note: Courses marked NG, W, P, NP, or I are not included in the calculation of GPA.

Why is my grade point average important?

Your GPA is important for several reasons:

  1. GPA is one of the criteria used to evaluate satisfactory academic progress toward a degree. Students who wish to remain in good academic standing and to be allowed to pursue a degree at the University must maintain a minimum GPA.
  2. Students must remain in good academic standing in order to receive financial aid.
  3. University honors and eligibility for various honor societies is based on GPA.
  4. The University sets a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 for graduation, but many schools and degree programs within the University demand a higher GPA or a higher GPA in major courses. You must be aware of your program's GPA requirements.
  5. Courses for which you earned less than a C- often will not transfer to other institutions.
  6. Admission into graduate programs and graduate-level courses is often determined, in part, by GPA.