Graduate Catalog
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Graduate School Policies
Grading System

Assignment of grades is the responsibility of the course instructor. The university has adopted the following grading system:

Letter Grade Numerical Value
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
F 0.0

Grades in all courses, assigned one of the letter grades above, are calculated into the overall GPA on the transcript. An additional GPA is calculated for the Plan of Study for each graduate degree. There are, in addition to the above grades, the following grades that do not calculate into the GPA: "I" (Incomplete), "P" (Pass; performance of C- or higher when enrolled for the P/F grade option), "X" (a temporary grade for the first semester in those courses that continue across more than one semester; "EQ" (Equivalent Credit, a "pass" for research or project/report credit); "RG and RP" (Repeat Graduate grades) and "NR" (grade Not Recorded, indicating the instructor did not enter a grade). The "NG" (No Grade, assigned when the student has not done any of the work for the course) and the grade "F" on a course taken Pass/Fail calculate as 0.0 in computing the GPA.