Grading System

The following grading system will be used for graduate students in graduate courses: A (4.0), A- (3.67), B+ (3.33), B (3.00), B- (2.67), C+ (2.33), C (2.00), C-(1.67), F (0.00). Pass/No Credit (P/NC) and grades of D are not approved grades for graduate students.

• A student’s permanent academic record must reflect a final grade or a withdrawal grade for each course in which he or she is enrolled.

• If a final grade has not been reported by the scheduled deadline, or if the deadline has not been appropriately extended, an F will be recorded.

• Graduate students may repeat courses without limit. With the exception of certain courses that may be taken more than once for credit, credits will be counted toward the degree only once, and only the most recent grade will be used to calculate the GPA for probation or graduation purposes.

• A student’s official transcript will show all grades received.  A student's transcript shall reflect the cumulative GPA as calculated for probation and graduation.

Final grades for all courses are the responsibility of the instructor of the course and represent his or her best judgment of the performance of the individual student. While the judgment of the instructor is not an academically appealable matter, there may be circumstances in which a student may appeal to have a grade re-evaluated. In all such cases, the request for re-evaluation must be made in writing within four calendar weeks of the notification of the final grade by the Registrar.