Grades and Course Credits

University Policy

School of Management Policy

The following variation from the University’s grading symbols has been approved by the School of Management.

Incomplete Grades

An incomplete grade (I) is used only when the student must miss the final exam or final assignment due to a family or medical emergency. The student must confer with the instructor prior to the submission of grades and establish acceptable reasons for the incomplete work. The instructor must submit an online Incomplete Grade Report to the Undergraduate Program Office regarding the reason for the I grade, the nature of the work to be completed, and the deadline for completion (if different from the default deadline). If the work to be completed is not received by the instructor by the last day of instruction in the following semester, then the I grade is permanently changed to an F grade. All I grades in SMG courses must be resolved before graduation.

H and P Grades

The H and P grades are not approved for any courses applied to the BSBA degree other than SMG SM 108 and SMG SM 411, which are graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

Repeated courses can receive credit toward degree requirements only once. The grade received for a repeated course does not replace the grade for the original course; both grades are computed in the student’s cumulative grade point average.

Cumulative Grade Point Average

A student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) is based only on grades earned while the student is enrolled at Boston University. In the case of an intra-University transfer student, the cumulative average includes grades earned in all Boston University academic courses.