Explanation of Grades
VALID GRADES: The following grades are valid: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D,
D-, F. Under special circumstances as described below, the grades of Audit, Incomplete, Report in Progress, Credit/No Credit, Withdrawal,
and Withdrawal Unauthorized are also valid.
AU: AUDIT. All students registered properly
for Audit will have "AU" preprinted in the grade column of the grade roster. ONLY STUDENTS WITH A PREPRINTED "AU" MAY HAVE
A GRADE OF AUDIT. However, if a student signed up for "AUDIT" and did not meet the standards for class attendance, the instructor
may "administratively" drop the student by filling out the appropriate form at the Office of the Registrar.
INC: INCOMPLETE AUTHORIZED. The symbol
"I" indicates that a portion of required coursework has not
been completed and evaluated in the prescribed time period due to unforeseen,
but fully justified reasons, and that there is still a possibility of
earning credit. It is perfectly acceptable to issue an Incomplete to
students in CR/NC classes or status.
NOTE: University Senate Policy allows one calendar year to remove an Incomplete
grade. The staff will be following this policy and will not accept
Incomplete removals that extend beyond the one year deadline. Failure
to complete the assigned work within one calendar year will result in
an Incomplete Charged to be assigned and the units attempted will be
computed into the grade point average as an "F" (or a "NC"
if the course has been taken CR/NC). Any special circumstances need
to be brought to the attention of the Office of the Registrar at
x4-2134. Incompletes may not be changed if the student has graduated.
RP: REPORT IN PROGRESS. Students who would ordinarily receive a grade of Incomplete
should receive a grade of RP in specific courses that extend beyond
one academic term. Based on the Grading Method and Grading Option codes
set in SIMS/R, WebGrades will indicate whether a grade of INC or RP
is acceptable for each course.
CR/NC: CREDIT/NO CREDIT. All students officially registered for CR/NC will have a Grading Option
of "2" indicated on the grade roster. THESE
ARE THE ONLY STUDENTS WHO MAY RECEIVE CREDIT/NO CREDIT GRADES. Select
either the CR (Credit), NC (No Credit), or "INC" grade on
the roster. No other grades or grading symbols may be used.
W: WITHDRAWALS. Those students who have
officially withdrawn from a class will be listed on the grade roster
with a withdrawal grade of "W". This grade can not be changed.
A "W" is an administrative grade for which the Office of the
Registrar must have backup documentation in order for it to be valid.
Only students with a "W" indicated in the grade
column of the roster are entitled to have a grade of "W".
WU: WITHDRAWAL UNAUTHORIZED. The symbol "WU" indicates that an enrolled student did not
withdraw from the course, but failed to complete course requirements.
It is used when, in the opinion of the instructor, completed assignments
or course activities or both were insufficient to make normal evaluation
of academic performance possible. For purposes of grade point average
and progress point computation, this symbol is equivalent to an "F".
Please note: When submitting a WU grade, the instructor must report the last
known date of attendance by the student. If the student never attended the class, the instructor can select the "Never Attended" option.
CBE: CREDIT BY EXAMINATION. This annotation appears
on the grade roster for students who are enrolled in the course for
"Credit by Examination". The abbreviation, "CBE",
is preprinted on the grade roster. The appropriate earned grade should
be entered in the grade column.
REPORT DELAYED (RD): The grade of RD will be automatically posted by the SIMS/R system after
the grade submission deadline in the following cases:
1. Grade rosters that are not submitted by the deadline date.
2. Students who have a grade missing from the grade roster.
will instruct students to contact the instructor in the case of an RD
grade. RD grades may cause serious problems for some students, especially
those on academic probation. Some students will not graduate and may
be disqualified because of an RD grade.
NOTE: The following
grades are not valid unless preprinted in the grade column on the grade
roster: W (Withdrawal) and AU (Audit). YOU CAN NOT CHANGE THESE
GRADES ON THE GRADE ROSTERS.