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Grading System

A letter grade is awarded as a measure of student performance only by the faculty member assigned to teach a particular course and section. The spectrum of letter grades ranges from A through F, including plus and minus refinements to the letter grades, which are available to allow faculty greater flexibility in the measurement of student performance. The following describes the letter grading system and its descriptive and quantitative (percentage) equivalents. These equivalents are shown only as guidelines for faculty. Specific grading policies should be announced by the instructor in a given course.

Grade Description Quantitative
A, A- Excellent 90-100%
B+, B, B- Good 80-89%
C+, C Satisfactory 70-79%
C-, D+, D Passing 60-69%
F Failing 0-59%
K Grade Pending1 None
P Pass (Pass/Fail Course) None
W Authorized Withdrawal None
I Work Incomplete becomes F-if not made up within 6 weeks None
I-F Unauthorized withdrawal-not eligible to make up work 0-59%
I-R Remedial work required None
SAT Satisfactory None
UNS Unsatisfactory None
AUD Auditor-No credit granted for course None

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.