Academic Policies

Grading System Used

Faculty have the responsibility of evaluating a student’s performance in the courses they teach and assigning grades for these courses. They select grades from the list below and have the discretion of using or not using plus and minus grades. The Registrar uses these grades to compute both a semester and cumulative grade point average (GPA).

Standard Letter Grading

These are used in GPA calculation

Grade Points
A+ 4.0 (highest passing grade)
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
D- 0.7 (lowest passing grade)
F 0.0 (Failing)

Passing Grades

These are not used in GPA Calculation

Grade Description
P Pass
S Satisfactory

Non-Standard Grading

These are not used in GPA Calculation

Grade Description
I Incomplete
R Deferred grade (for courses which may not be completed in one term)
NC Audited, no credit
NR Grade not yet submitted by Instructor.

Withdrawal from Course

These are not used in GPA Calculation. Only “W” will appear on transcript.

Grade Description
W Withdrew after first week of classes.
WZ Changed sections of same course.