Policies & Procedures

Grading System

SPEA follows the official grading system of Indiana University, which is as follows:

A+, A = 4.00      
C = 2.00
A– = 3.70
C- = 1.70
B+ = 3.30
D+ = 1.30
B = 3.00
D = 1.00
B- = 2.70
D- = 0.70
C+ = 2.30
F = 0.00

The following grades carry no points: I (Incomplete—an Incomplete will change to an F if the work is not completed within the time period specified by the instructor [an instructor can specify any period of time up to one year]), NR (No Grade Reported), P (Pass), R (Deferred), S (Satisfactory), W (Withdrawal —check the current Enrollment and Student Academic Information Handbook for deadlines).

On the Bloomington campus, any SPEA undergraduate student may retake a course for which he/she received a grade below an A. Students may exercise this option for no more than three courses, totaling no more than 10 credits and may use this option only once for a given course. Additional information can be found at: http://registrar.indiana.edu/extendedx.shtml.

The Indianapolis campus has an expanded policy for grade replacement. A student may replace any grade in a course by retaking it a second time. Both courses must have been taken since fall of 1996 at IUPUI and must be processed prior to graduation. Students may replace 5 grades for a total of 15 credit hours.

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