Grades and Course Credits

University Policy

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Policy

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences uses a system of letter grades for evaluating coursework, as shown in the following chart.

Grade Explanation

Grade Explanation
A Pass with credit
A–
B+
B
B–
C+ Considered failure
C
C–
D
F
P Pass with credit; directed study and research courses at the 900 level only
I Incomplete, with additional work required
J Registration in same or continuing course in the following semester necessary (excluding summers)
AU Audit, no credit
N No credit granted toward a graduate degree
W Withdrew after five weeks
MG Missing grade, grade not assigned