At the end of each term, letter grades are given in each course. These grades, their general significance, and their equivalent quality points are as follows:
- A – work of high distinction; four quality points per hour
- B – above average work; three quality points per hour
- C – average work; two quality points per hour
- D – passing work, but below average; one quality point per hour
- F – failing work; no credit, no quality points; hour credit counts as work attempted in calculating averages
- XF – the grade recorded for a course dropped after the last day to drop a class; no credit, no quality points; hour credit counts toward work attempted in calculating averages.
- P – the grade recorded when a student successfully completes a course under the Pass-Fail system (see below); no quality points; the credit given is not used in calculating averages
- CR – credit; the notation recorded when a student fulfills the requirements of a course for which no credit hours are earned; no quality points
- NC – non-credit; the notation recorded when a student does not fulfill the requirements of a course for which no credit hours are earned; no quality points
- I – incomplete work; given only when emergency prevents the student from completing final examination or other concluding work of the course at the scheduled time. This temporary grade must be removed during the next regular semester by the time listed in the academic calendar (unless an extension is approved by petition), or it is automatically converted to a permanent “F”
- IR – in progress; the notation recorded when a student project initiated in one semester is carried over the traditional semester limits because of the nature of the study. The student’s faculty supervisor will submit a form, obtained from the Director of Re-Enrollment’s Office, to the Provost for approval.
- W – withdrawal; no credit, no quality points (see section entitled “Withdrawal”).
At mid-term, instructors report to the Provost of the College all grades averaging below “C.” These are not permanent grades, but are used as warnings that improvement is necessary. Both faculty advisors and students receive these deficiency reports; students receiving such reports should immediately consult their advisors.