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Advising Handbook

Grading System

A. 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 (academic dishonesty in course with mandatory grading system)

B. Grades awarded for administrative purposes:

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

C. Grades awarded by the Dean only:

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

D. 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)

E. Hours of credit and points of credit are determined as follows:

  • Two units are employed in fixing the total requirements for graduation, the hour of credit and the point of credit. 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 4-Credit Course

The point-hour ratio (cumulative grade point average) is computed by dividing the total number of points earned by the total number of hours (excluding transfer credit, AP credit or credit 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.

F. Each instructor shall furnish to the Registrar for record, at the close of each semester, a grade evaluating the student’s performance.