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Grade Descriptions

The following system of grades, with their grade point equivalent in parenthesis, is used in UNDERGRADUATE (DAY & EVENING) courses

A   A (4.0) Outstanding A- (3.7)
B B+ (3.3) B (3.0) Good B- (2.7)
C C+ (2.3) C (2.0) Fair C- (1.7)
D D+ (1.3) D (1.0) Passing  
F Failure; No grade points. No credit. Failure remains on record and as part of GPA even if course is repeated.
FA Failure, absence; This grade is assigned by the instructor when the student completed the course, but did not comply with the instructor's stated attendance policy and is equivalent to F. This grade can not be changed by an "administrative withdrawal."
P Pass; No grade points. Credit. The grade P carries credit but is not included in the calculation of the grade point average.
NP No Penalty; No grade points. No credit. The non-passing grade NP carries no credit and does no affect the calculation of the grade point average.
IP In Progress; A temporary grade assigned to all students of a given course that extends meeting requirements beyond the grading period for a traditional semester. Other grades on the scale will be assigned by the appropriate faculty member at the conclusion of the given course.
I Incomplete; A temporary grade which may be assigned when a student has permission of the instructor to complete requirements within a short time after the end of the course. (This grade is not used when a student’s work is qualitatively deficient.) The I grade must normally be resolved within four weeks of the last day of the final examination period for the semester in question. I grades may not appear on a final record. At the end of the stated period unresolved incomplete grades become Failures. Extensions may be granted only by the Dean of the appropriate college.
NA Never Attended. This grade is assigned by the instructor when the student never attended or did not attend after the add/drop period and is equivalent to F. This grade may be changed by an administrative withdrawal only within 1 calendar year from when it is issued.
VF Unofficial Withdrawal. This Grade is assgined by the instructor when the student stopped attending after the add/drop period and is equivalent to F. This grade may be changed by an administrative withdrawal only within 1 calendar year from when it is issued.
X Audit; No grade points. No credit.
W Withdrawal; The symbol for an approved withdrawal after the add/drop period.
NG No grade; A grade indicating that no grade has been reported by the instructor.