Grading System

Final grades are submitted by the deadlines posted on the academic calendars.

Instructors for full-term baccalaureate courses must also submit midterm grades by the deadlines posted on the academic calendars.

All grades are submitted through the grade reporting system (currently Banner) for dissemination to both students and their advisors. 

Grading System

The grading system of the University includes the following grades with appropriate grade points assigned to them:

Grade Points Description
A 4.000 Superior achievement of course requirements
A- 3.667
B+ 3.333
B 3.000 Better than satisfactory achievement of course requirements
B- 2.667
C+ 2.333
C 2.000 Satisfactory achievement of course requirements
C- 1.667
D+ 1.333
D 1.000 Less than satisfactory achievement of course requirements but acceptable for credit
F 0.000 Failure to achieve course requirements

In addition, grades with the following notations are also given:

Grade Description
S Satisfactory; credit given*
U Unsatisfactory; no credit given*
W Withdrawal after official deadline*
I Incomplete
X Grade has not been assigned at the end of the term
AU Audit; credit does not apply to degree requirements*

 Does not affect grade point average

Grades are available online once submitted. Students are notified in writing when academic performance has resulted in probation, suspension or other academic action.

The University does not dictate the grading scale used for individual classes. Grading scales are determined by the faculty teaching the course.  

See the Progress Toward Degree and Graduation section in the academic catalog for minimum grade requirement information.