Grades and GPA

Grades and GPA

At the end of an academic term, grades are given in each course by letters that indicate the quality of work done by the student. At the graduate level, the final grade-point average (GPA) is calculated only on grades assigned to courses within the approved Program of Study. However, all courses taken at the graduate level are included in the cumulative grade-point average until the Program of Study is approved by the Graduate School. Graduate grades and grade points are given as follows:

ASuperior graduate accomplishment; 4.0 grade points per semester hour
A-3.7 grade points per semester hour
B+3.3 grade points per semester hour
BAdequate graduate accomplishment; 3.0 grade points per semester hour (3.0 is the overall GPA needed to remain in good standing)
B-2.7 grade points per semester hour
C+2.3 grade points per semester hour
CInadequate but passing; 2.0 grade points per semester hour
C-1.7 grade points per semester hour
FFailing grade; 0.0 grade points per semester hour
AUAudit, no credit
IIncomplete, assigned because of illness or some other unavoidable cause. An "I" becomes an "F" or "U" if not removed within the time designated by the instructor, not to exceed one semester. An Incomplete is not given solely because assignments were not completed during the semester.
IPIn Progress grade assigned for dissertation, product of learning or continuation courses.
NRGrade Not Reported (hours not counted in computing GPA).
WWithdrawal, either from a course or from the University
WFWithdrew Failing, course dropped with failing grades after the last drop date in a term
WPWithdrew Passing
WUWithdrew Unsatisfactory
SSatisfactory, given for a practicum other designated courses. Also assigned to thesis hours upon final approval.
SPSatisfactory Progress, given for thesis hours until final approval by the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.
UUnsatisfactory, given for a practicum and other designated courses.
UPUnsatisfactory Progress, given for thesis hours; students assigned a grade of UP must seek permission to continue to enroll in thesis hours

There are no grades of "D" at the graduate level; any grade of "D" assigned by a faculty member will be changed to an "F." All grades of "F", "I", "IP", "NR", "U", "WF" and "WU" in courses on the approved graduate Program of Study must be removed at the time of graduation.