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Quality Point System

Each letter grade translates into a numerical equivalent as cited below. The quality point average (QPA) is obtained by dividing the total number of quality points by the number of credits attempted at Pace, including a grade of "F", but not grades of "W", "K", "P", "SAT", "UNS", or "AUD". A QPA of 3.00 is necessary for graduation for graduate students.

Grade Quality Points
A 4
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2
F 0
I-F 0

Non-Quantitative Grades

Grade Description Quantitative
K Grade Pending None
P Pass (Pass/Fail Course) None
W Authorized Withdrawal None
I Work Incomplete becomes F if not made up within six weeks None
SAT Satisfactory None
UNS Unsatisfactory None
AUD Auditor - No credit granted for course None

I Incomplete

Used at the discretion of the instructor due to absence from final examination or when required course assignments are not completed.  “I” becomes a failure and a grade of “F” is assigned to the course unless removed within six weeks after the conclusion of the semester; students with an "F" grade will not be allowed to progress further in the program. If, however, in the judgment of the instructor of the course, deficiencies are so extensive that they cannot be made up within the allotted time period of six weeks, a grade of “F” will be assigned immediately at the end of the semester.

P Pass

Assigned in certain designated courses, students receive credits, when applicable, but no quality points are assigned.

K in Progress, grade pending

In specific courses (usually courses that continue the following semester) or in special circumstances, with the permission of the dean, a grade of K (pending) may be assigned. This extension may not exceed one year from the end of the semester in which the K grade is assigned.