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Advising Handbook

Grading System

Grades awarded by faculty only:

  • A: Excellent
  • A-
  • B+
  • B
  • B-
  • C+
  • C: Minimum satisfactory grade for undergraduates
  • C-
  • D+: Not used by engineering faculty
  • D
  • D-: Minimum passing grade (not used by engineering faculty)
  • E: Failure
  • XE: Failure: academic dishonesty
  • I: Incomplete
  • P/F: Pass/fail used in certain courses and in some internships for credit where this mandatory grading system has been approved and grading publicized
  • XF: Failure for academic dishonesty in courses with mandatory grading system

Grades awarded for administrative purposes:

  • N: No Grade Reported (signals that the student never appeared in class OR that the student attended but did not complete the course and did not arrange for an incomplete grade.)

Grades awarded by the dean only:

  • W: Withdrawal without penalty after fourth week (no credit awarded)

Student grading option:

  • S: Satisfactory (actual grade A through D-); not counted in cumulative average; not awarded by instructors; placed on grade report by registrar
  • F: Fail (actual grade E)

Hours and Points of Credits

Two units are used in determining the total requirements for graduation: the hour of credits and the point of credits. For each hour of credit, the student will receive the following number of points of credit, depending on the grade received:

GradePoints of CreditPoints for Four-Credit Course
A4.016.0
A-3.714.8
B+3.313.2
B3.012.0
B-2.710.8
C+2.39.2
C2.08.0
C-1.76.8
D+1.35.2
D1.04.0
D-0.72.8
E0.00.0

The point-hour ratio (cumulative grade point average) is calculated by dividing the total number of points earned by the total number of hours (excluding transfer credits, AP credits, or credits earned with a grade of CR) for which the student has received final grades, whether passing or failing. Grades of S, F, and P do not affect this ratio.

Reporting Grades

Each instructor will provide the registrar for record, at the close of each semester, a grade evaluating the student’s performance.