Grades

How do all these letters and numbers stack up? How do pass/no-pass grades get calculated into a GPA? Check out the tables below for conversions and calculations!

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In conjunction with frequent evaluations, mid-semester grades help students understand their level of progress. Faculty members submit mid-semester grades for each student to the Registrar's Office for all 15-week courses. These grades are internal and do not appear on student transcripts. These grades are also released to FERPA-authorized parents.

Grade Achievement Grade Equivalent Standard
S (satisfactory) C or better A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C
U (unsatisfactory) Passing, but C-, D+, D, D-
F (failing) Not passing: F
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At the end of each semester, faculty members submit to the registrar a final grade for each student.

Grade Range Achievement Standard Grade Points per Credit Hr.
A (93+) Outstanding 4.00
A- (90-92) Outstanding 3.67
B+ (87-89) High quality 3.33
B (83-86) High quality 3.00
B- (80-82) High quality 2.67
C+ (77-79) Acceptable 2.33
C (73-76) Acceptable 2.00
C- (70-72) Acceptable 1.67
D+ (67-69) Passing* 1.33
D (63-66) Passing* 1.00
D- (60-62) Passing* 0.67
F (Below 60) Failing 0.00
P   Pass Not computed
NP   No Pass 0.00
W Withdrawn before the end of the 11th week of a 15-week course* Not computed
I Incomplete Not computed
AU Audit No grade or credit earned

*For exceptions, see the Education, Game Art & Animation, Game Design, Paralegal, Social Work, Software Development and Software Engineering majors.

*After the end of the 11th week of a 15-week course, students may not withdraw from a course.

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After reviewing the recent grading practices in higher education for the Spring 2020 semester, traditional students will have the choice of receiving either letter grades or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Fail (S/U/F) grades as final grades. The S/U/F grade scheme is one that is incorporated in our College Catalog and primarily used during mid-semester grading.

  • At the end of the Spring 2020 semester, faculty will report letter grades (A-F) for all students as usual. 
  • Students will have until May 1, 2020, to request S/U/F grades.
  • Students can request which courses they want converted to letter grades by submitting this form.
  • Requested grades will be converted by the Registrar's Office (see chart below)
  • Answers to your questions about this policy are available on our Spring 2020 FAQ page.
Grade Achievement Grade Equivalent Standard
S (Satisfactory) C or better A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C
U (Unsatisfactory) Passing C-, D+, D, D-
F (Failing) Not Passing F

This new policy for Spring 2020 has been added to the College Catalog with additional details. 

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At the end of each semester or term, faculty members submit to the registrar a final grade for each student.

*There may be exceptions in certain programs. These exceptions are detailed in the program web pages.

 Grade Range   Grade Points per Credit Hour
 A (93+) 4.00
 A- (90-92) 3.67
 B+ (87-89) 3.33
 B (83-86) 3.00
 B- (80-82) 2.67
 C+ (77-79) 2.33
 C (73-76) 2.00
 C- (70-72) 1.67
 D+ (67-69) 1.33
 D (63-66) 1.00
 D- (60-62) 0.67
 P   Not computed
 F (Below 60) 0.00
 NP   0.00
 W Withdrawn before the 11th week of a traditional-length course Not computed
 I   Not computed
IW Involuntary Course Withdrawal Not computed
AU   No grade or credit earned
Link to this FAQ

At the end of each semester or term, faculty members submit to the registrar a final grade for each student.

*There may be exceptions in certain programs. These exceptions are detailed in the program web pages.

 Grade Range   Grade Points per Credit Hour
 A (93+) 4.00
 A- (90-92) 3.67
 B+ (87-89) 3.33
 B (83-86) 3.00
 B- (80-82) 2.67
 C+ (77-79) 2.33
 C (73-76) 2.00
 P   Not computed
 F (Below 73) 0.00
 NP   0.00
 W Withdrawn before the 11th week of a traditional-length course Not computed
 I   Not computed
IW Involuntary Course Withdrawal Not computed
AU   No grade or credit earned
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