Academic Policies and Procedures


Grading System

The official grading system is as follows:

Grade Quality of Achievement Points Per
Credit Hour
Grade Quality of Achievement Points Per
Credit Hour
A+ Highest passing grade 4.0 D- Lowest passing grade 0.7
A 4.0 P Passing -
A- 3.7 S Satisfactory -
B+ 3.3 F Failure 0.0
B 3.0 W Withdrawn -
B- 2.7 I Incomplete -
C+ 2.3 R Deferred Grade -
C 2.0 NC No Credit -
C- 1.7 NR No grade received -
D+ 1.3 NY Signifies enrollment in a special program for which credit earned will be recorded when completed.

A minimum of a B (3.0) average in graduate work is required for continuance in graduate study. Courses completed with grades below C (2.0) are not counted toward degree requirements, but such grades will be counted in calculating a student's grade point average. Note that no work may be transferred from another institution unless the grade is B (3.0) or higher.

Incomplete Grades

A grade of Incomplete may be given only if the completed portion of a student's work is of passing quality. It is the responsibility of the student to satisfy the requirements of that course within one calendar year from the date on which the Incomplete is recorded. The student is expected to finish all necessary work in time for the instructor to assign a regular grade before the expiration of this time period. If the student is unable to do so, it is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of the course and the graduate advisor within the year to request an extension of time. Every overdue Incomplete will be changed to a grade of F after one calendar year.

A student who has received a grade of Incomplete (I) should not register for the course a second time, but should arrange with the instructor to have the Incomplete (I) changed to a letter grade upon completion of all requirements.


Because deadlines for withdrawal from courses may vary by campus and/or school, students should check with the current campus Schedule of Classes to verify deadlines and procedures.

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