What is the Grading Scale?

Course grades are reported using the following scale:

Grade

Percent

Quality Points

A (Excellent)

95.0-100.0%

4.00

A-

90.0-94.9%

3.67

B+

86.7-89.9%

3.33

B (Good)

83.3-86.6%

3.00

B-

80.0-83.2%

2.67

C+

75.0-79.9%

2.33

C (Satisfactory)

70.0-74.9%

2.00

D (Poor)

60.0-69.9%

1.00

F (Failure)

59.9% or below

0.00

FN (Failure for Non-Participation)

Less than 60% of graded assignments completed

0.00

I (Incomplete)

***

W (Withdrawal)

***

WA (Withdrawn non-attendance)

S (Satisfactory)

C or higher

**

U (Unsatisfactory)

***


* FN grades will no longer be assigned. 
** Credits count toward graduation but not included in GPA.
*** Credits do not count toward graduation and are not included in GPA

Explanation of Grades

A/B/C
Considered pass grades to apply towards program and credit requirements. Graduate students must maintain a 3.00 minimum cumulative grade point average and may need to retake a course in which they received a C grade in order to meet this requirement.

D
Undergraduate students who receive D grades in general education or elective courses may apply this coursework towards fulfilling graduation requirements as long as they meet the minimum cumulative grade point average required for graduation. D grades are not acceptable for baccalaureate level major or specialization requirements. No graduate student may apply a grade of D towards program requirements.

F
An F grade is counted as a course attempted but it does not constitute a passing grade nor does it satisfy major or institutional requirements. Grades of F may impact financial aid or military benefits – students should contact their advisor with questions.

W
A W is given when a student withdraws from a course prior to the end of the regular withdrawal period or when a student is approved for retroactive withdrawal from all courses in a term. Grades of W may impact financial aid or military benefits – students should contact their advisor with questions.

WA
A WA is given when a student is administratively withdrawn from a course as a result of not meeting the Attendance Policy requirements. Grades of WA may impact financial aid or military benefits – students should contact their advisor with questions.

I
A grade of I is recorded at the end of the term when a student is granted an extension of time to complete coursework. The incomplete will be replaced by the grade earned at the end of the extension period.

S
A grade of S is available only for certain approved courses and is defined as coursework at 70.0% percent or higher.

U
A grade of U is available only for certain approved courses and is defined as receiving less than 70.0%.

FN
The university no longer awards FN grades for non-participation as of the 2013-2014 Winter-B term. Prior to the 2013-2014 Winter-B term, an FN was awarded when less than 60% of graded assignments (discussion board, mastery exercises, critical thinking assignments, etc. each counting as one (1) graded assignment) have been completed by the student. Grades of FN may impact financial aid or military benefits – students should contact their advisor with questions.