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Grading Schemes—SON

You can determine which grading scheme to use for a student by noting the number or letter in the class column of your grade roster. Match this number or letter with the appropriate grading scheme below. Note that there are two possible graduate student grading schemes.

Undergraduate Student Grading Scheme

Classifications: R1, T5, 08, 09, 10, CA, MT, NU

GradeExplanationCumulative
Average
AExcellent4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
BAbove average3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
CMinimum satisfactory grade2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
D-Minimum passing grade0.7
EFailure0.0
IIncomplete
PPass 
NNo grade reported 
WEWithdrawn and failing at the time of withdrawal 
WPWithdrawn and passing at the time of withdrawal 

Graduate Student Grading Scheme

Graduate Classifications: G, NG

GradeExplanation
AExcellent
A-
B+
BGood
B-
CPoor
EFailure
IIncomplete
IEIncomplete and failure
WEWithdrawn and failing at the time of withdrawal
WPWithdrawn and passing at the time of withdrawal
NNo grade reported

Graduate Student Grading Scheme

Alternate

GradeExplanation
SSatisfactory
EFailure
IIncomplete
NNo grade reported
IEIncomplete and failure
WEWithdrawn and failing at the time of withdrawal
WPWithdrawn and passing at the time of withdrawal

Please Note: Graduate Grading Schemes cannot be mixed. All graduate students in a course must be graded according to the same system. Reading and research courses are excluded from this rule.

Dissertation courses (595, 899, 990, 995 and 999) can only be graded with the alternate grading scheme.