Grades and Quality Points

Grades for undergraduates are recorded in the following terms:

Grade Quality Points Earned
A Excellent 4.00
A- 3.75
B+ 3.25
B 3.00
B- 2.75
C+ 2.25
C Satisfactory 2.00
C- 1.75
D+ 1.25
D 1.00
D- .75
F Failure 0

Other Symbols

I Incomplete
W Withdrawn
P or F
(used only in specified courses)
AU Successful audit
NR No grade reported
Q Questioned Grade

A student may receive a grade of W in the regular terms (Fall and Spring) until two weeks before the end of any course during the regular term and four days prior to the last day of Jan Term. No one may withdraw from a course after this final date.

In courses designed to be graded Pass/Fail, no quality points are granted for a grade of Pass, while a grade of Fail will be regarded as hours attempted and failed.



A grade of I automatically becomes an F unless the student completes the course requirements by the end of the next long term. To receive an incomplete, the student must have the permission of the instructor who is teaching the course. The instructor, in consultation with the student, determines the requirements that the student must complete to receive a grade. These requirements are listed on an “Incomplete Contract” form that may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. The grade of I will continue to show on the student’s record with the grade the student receives after the course requirements are met.


A grade of Q indicates that there is a pending honor board case and a grade will be assigned once the case is resolved.  Students who withdraw or take a leave-of-absence from the University with a pending honor board case may have their transcripts withheld until the honor code violation is resolved.  Such students must resolve their case before the end of the following long term, or the course grade will automatically convert to an F.  Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the Associate Provost for Student Success pending extenuating circumstances.