Office of the University Registrar Support for WebGrading
For security reasons, all grades must be submitted through the WebGrade system on the Faculty Link. You are required to sign in with your Kerberos password for this function; please visit the BU Login & Kerberos Password page if you do not have a password, or contact the MET Dean’s office for further instructions.
Note: Grades are due 72 hours after the final exam. However, if your final is on the last day of the final exam period, you must turn in grades within 24 hours to allow schools time to clear students for graduation.
In the event that there is no final exam, grades must be submitted within 48 hours of the last class session.
University Grading System
The University uses a system of letter grades and grade honor point equivalents for evaluating coursework, as shown in the chart below. Individual schools and colleges, however, may place restrictions on the use of certain grades, such as Pass/Fail. Grades cannot be changed after a student has been made an official graduate.
|F||0||Fail, no credit|
|P||Not applicable||Pass with credit|
|I||Not applicable||Incomplete; additional work required*|
|J||Not applicable||Registration in same or continuing course necessary to complete requirements|
|AU||Not applicable||Audit; no credit**|
|MG||Not applicable||Missing grade; grade not assigned****|
Undergraduate programs at Metropolitan College follow the University’s system of letter grades listed above for evaluating coursework.
Students matriculating in Metropolitan College graduate degree programs are required to maintain high levels of achievement to remain in good standing in their programs. Please refer to the requirements of each graduate program on this website.
Graduate programs at Metropolitan College use a system of letter grades for evaluating coursework, as shown in the following chart:
|C+||2.3||Considered failure for all graduate programs at MET, with the exception of those named below|
|C-||1.7||Considered failure for Actuarial Science, Computer Science, and Criminal Justice programs, and programs at military locations|
|I||Incomplete, with additional work required|
|J||Registration in same or continuing course in the following semester necessary|
|AU||Audit, no credit|
|MG||Missing grade, grade not assigned|
Academic Standards for Graduate Students
To graduate, a student must hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for all courses attempted. Any student whose cumulative GPA drops below 3.0 is placed on probation. When the student’s overall GPA returns to 3.0 or higher, probation is removed.
Grades of C or lower for most programs, or C– or lower for a few programs, are not considered passing for master’s degree programs.
Graduate students can only retake an individual course once. Both grades will count toward the cumulative GPA. Departments may limit the total number of courses in the degree program that can be retaken. Please check with your department for information about repeating courses.
Semester Grade Point Index (GPI)
The grade point index for a semester is computed by dividing the total semester honor points earned at Boston University by the total semester credits of those subjects completed, with the following exceptions:
- The grade P (pass with credit) is not computed in the grade point average.
- I (incomplete) grades are not computed in the grade point average until all additional required work is fulfilled and an appropriate letter grade is assigned.
- J (registration in same or continuing course necessary to complete requirements) grades are not computed in the grade point average until the required work in the same or continuing course is completed. At that time, the total credits for the course are computed in the grade point average on the basis of the last grading date.
- For “D” grades, refer to the University Policy on “D” Grades for Undergraduate Students.
- Although F (fail, no credit) grades are awarded zero honor points, the number of attempted credits (per failed course/s) is computed into the cumulative grade point average.
- For a grade of “MG,” refer to the University Policy on Missing Grades.
* Instructors file grade change forms with the MET Dean’s office.
** Auditing students are not expected to fulfill the course requirements for a letter grade. Review of the work by auditing students is at the discretion of the instructor. Auditing students receive the grade of AU on the final grade report.
*** W grades automatically appear on the student’s transcript if he/she has withdrawn from the College or officially dropped the course after the fifth week of class. Faculty should not assign W grades.
Please Note: The Pass/Fail option applies to Metropolitan College undergraduate courses only.
Undergraduate students in good academic standing may elect to take up to two (2) non-major courses on a Pass/Fail basis; however, students must obtain signed approval from their academic counselor. Pass/Fail Approval Forms may be picked up at Metropolitan College Undergraduate Student Services. The deadline for a student to designate a course Pass/Fail is the course’s drop with “W” grade date. Designating a course Pass/Fail is irrevocable as of 5:00 p.m. on the deadline to withdraw with a “W” date.
At the graduate level, courses taken Pass/Fail cannot be counted toward a graduate degree. Each department reserves the right to make exceptions within reason, as long as the course is not part of the core curriculum.