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Grades

The University operates on a 4.00 +/- grade point system, utilizing both letter grades and S/U grades.

Current grading policies

  • A “UW” indicates an unauthorized withdrawal and is assigned by the instructor only when the student has never attended the class for which he/she enrolled. Credits not used to compute grade point average (GPA) and not counted toward graduation.
  • A “F” grade is assigned when the student earned this grade, regardless of if they attended the entire semester or not.
  • A “W” indicates an approved withdrawal from the course and is automatically assigned once the student has completed the official withdrawal process. Credits not used to compute grade point average (GPA) and not counted toward graduation.
  • A “U” grade is assigned when a student failed to complete the requirements for an S/U graded course, regardless of if they attended the entire semester or not.
  • At the discretion of the instructor, a temporary grade of Incomplete "I" may be given to a student who demonstrates that he/she could not complete the requirements of the course due to circumstances beyond the student's control that were not reasonably foreseeable. (See Incomplete Grades tab)
  • A “NR” is used for courses that have been granted approval for “NR” grading at the undergraduate level. The “NR” is assigned when the coursework requires longer than a semester to complete. The “NR” will be replaced by the appropriate grade when the work is completed. "NR" grades will roll to an "F" or "U" if not completed within one academic year of the initial grade assignment. Once "NR" grades have rolled to an unsatisfactory/failing, grade changes will not be permitted.
  • A “NR ” is used for theses, dissertations, and other courses that have been granted approval for “NR” grading at the graduate level. The “NR” is assigned when the coursework requires longer than a semester to complete. The “NR” will be replaced by the appropriate grade when the work is completed. Once “NR” grades have rolled to an unsatisfactory, grade changes will not be permitted.
Attendance Grade to Be Assigned Last Date of Attendance
Never Attended Assign "UW" grade

No Date required because the student never attended class.

Attended initially, but then stopped attending and did not withdraw  If appropriate, assign "F" or "U" grade Submit last day the student attended class
Attended and subsequently withdrew through URSA "W" grade is automatically assigned None required
Attended entire semester Assign appropriate grade If student receives an "F" or "U" but attended entire semester, please list last day of semester, including finals week.