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11.14.1 Symbols and Definitions

Undergraduates will be assigned grades in keeping with the following provisions.

Letter GradeDescriptionGrade Point
AOutstanding work, highly meritorious4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
BVery good, but not outstanding3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
DBarely passing, but counts toward graduation1.0
FFailure. Will count in the grade point average
Must be repeated with a satisfactory grade to receive credit toward graduation.
Also, an “F” is a default grade given when an instructor does not report a grade.
NDeferred grade 
IIncomplete work due to extenuating circumstances which prevent the completion of the work assigned within the regular time of the term. Each incomplete grade must be accompanied with a contract statement agreed to by both instructor and student as to:
a. what work remains to be completed
b. how it is to be evaluated.
c. a time indicated for completion within but no later than the following deadlines:
  • for fall semester, by July 1 following;
  • for spring semester by November 1 following;
  • for summer term by January 1 following.
  • If work is not completed within these stipulated times, the instructor may wish to indicate a grade in lieu of the "F" or "NC" which automatically would be imposed with failure to complete the work. All Incompletes must be made up before graduation if the student intends to complete the course.
PPassing work on the Pass/No Credit system. Approved only for certain courses and programs of a college or school. 
NCNo credit recognition. Represent unsatisfactory work under Pass/No Credit option