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Interpretations for Earlier Grading Systems
[return to Grading System currently in effect]

AUGUST 2004 MAY 2013
Grade QPA
quality point value
Nominal % Definition
A 4 93-100% Superior Achievement
A- 3.7 90-92%  
B+ 3.4 87-89%  
B 3.0 83-86% Above Average Achievement
B- 2.7 80-82%  
C+ 2.4 77-79%  
C 2.0 70-76% Average Achievement
D 1.0 60-69% Minimally Passing
F 0.0 0-59% Academic Failure
S   70-100% Satisfactory (Comparable to C or Higher)
NC   0-69% No Credit
X     Audit
CR     Credit by Examination or Experience
W     Withdrawal Student Initiated
WI     Withdrawal Instructor Initiated
WA     Withdrawal Administration Initiated
WN     Withdrawal Never Attended
N     No Grade Reported by Instructor
IP     Course is Still In-Progress
I     Incomplete
(student has been given additional time beyond the end of the semester to complete course).

Applicability to Courses

  • Academic Foundations (ENG0--, MAT0--) courses
    use A through C, NC, X, W, WI, WA, N, IP and I.
  • Other remedial, developmental and preparatory courses
    use S, NC, X, W, WI, WA, N, IP and I.
  • All other credit courses use A through F, X, W, WI, WA, N, IP and I.

July 1994 - August 2004
Grade Definition QPA
quality point value
A  90-100% 4
B  80-89% 3
C  70-79% 2
D  60-69% 1
F  Below 60% 0
S  Satisfactory
 (comparable to C or higher; not included in GPA but credit may be awarded)
NC  No Credit (applicable to remedial, developmental, or preparatory classes)
X  Audit (no evaluation)
W  Withdrawal (no evaluation)
WI  Instructor Withdrawal
WA  Registrar, administrative withdrawal
N  No grade reported by the instructor
IP  Course is still in progress
I  Incomplete
 (student has been given additional time beyond end of semester to complete course)

Applicability to Courses

  • Academic Foundations (ENG0--, MAT0--) courses
    use A through C, NC, X, W, WI, WA, N, IP and I.
  • Other remedial, developmental and preparatory courses
    use S, NC, X, W, WI, WA, N, IP and I.
  • All other credit courses use A through F, X, W, WI, WA, N, IP and I.

August 1986 - June 1994
Grade Definition QPA
quality point value
A  90-100% 4
B  80-89% 3
C  70-79% 2
D  60-69% 1
F  Below 60% 0
S  Satisfactory
 (applicable to remedial, developmental or preparatory courses; comparable to
 average or higher achievement; not included in GPA but credit may be awarded)
NC  No Credit (applicable to remedial, developmental, or preparatory classes)
X  Audit
W  Withdrew Officially - No evaluation (applicable through 67% of course)
N  No grade reported (a temporary grade assigned to students when no grade is reported)

June 1981 - August 1986
Grade Definition QPA
quality point value
A Distinctive Achievement 4
B Excellent Achievement 3
C Satisfactory Achievement 2
D Minimal Achievement 1
F Insufficient Achievement 0
S  Satisfactory
 applicable to remedial, developmental or preparatory courses; not included in GPA but credit may be awarded
NC  No Credit (applicable to remedial, developmental, or preparatory classes)
X  Audit
W  Withdrew Officially - No evaluation (applicable through 60% of course)

July 1975 - May 1981
Grade Definition QPA
quality point value
A Outstanding Achievement (90-100%) 4
B Above Average Achievement (80-89%) 3
C Average Achievement (70-79%) 2
D Sufficient Achievement (60-69%) 1
NC No Credit
Student did not satisfactorily complete the course work or withdrew after the allotted time. (see W)
0
X Student audited course
S  Satisfactory
 applicable to remedial, preparatory and certain extension courses only
W  Withdrew Officially - No evaluation (applicable through 60% of course)

July 1973 - June 1975
Grade Definition QPA
quality point value
A Outstanding Achievement (90-100%) 4
B Above Average Achievement (80-89%) 3
C Average Achievement (70-79%) 2
D Sufficient Achievement (60-69%) 1
NC No Credit
Student Audited course or did not satisfactorily complete the course work or withdrew after the allotted time. (see W)
0
S  Satisfactory
 applicable to remedial, preparatory and certain extension courses only
W  Withdrew Officially - No evaluation (applicable through 60% of course)

1967 - June 1973
Grade Definition QPA
quality point value
A Excellent (90-100%) 4
B Very Good (80-89%) 3
C Average (70-79%) 2
D Minimum Passing (60-69%) 1
F Failure 2
I Incomplete
Becomes "F" if not removed two weeks after the close of the semester.
1
W  Withdrawn - No evaluation (applicable through the fourth week of the semster)
WP  Withdrawn Passing - (applicable after the fourth week of the semster)
WF  Withdrawn Failure - (applicable after the fourth week of the semster)
NG  No Grade - Audit
S  Satisfactory
 applicable to remedial and preparatory courses only
AT  Attended - applicable to certain extension courses only
R  Reprated Course


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