Grading

A student’s standing in completed courses is indicated by a letter grade. For information on viewing your grade report or ordering transcripts, visit the Office of the University Registrar website.

Grade Scale & Honor Points

University-wide Grade Scale and Honor Points

Honor points are the numerical equivalents assigned to each letter grade. To determine the total honor points for a course, multiply the number of credits earned by the numerical honor point(s) assigned to the grade (i.e., a 4-credit course awarded an “A” equals 4 credits multiplied by four honor points, for a total of 16 honor points).

Grade Honor Points Explanation
A 4.0 Excellent
A– 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0 Good
B– 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0 Satisfactory
C– 1.7
D 1.0 Low pass
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
W Not applicable Withdrew
MG Not applicable Missing grade; grade not assigned

 

Graduate Student Grade Scale

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:

Grade Honor Points Explanation
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3 Considered failure for all graduate programs at MET, with the exception of those named below
C 2.0
C- 1.7 Considered failure for Actuarial Science, Computer Science programs, Criminal Justice, and programs at military locations
D 1.0
F 0
I Not applicable Incomplete, with additional work required
J Not applicable Registration in same or continuing course in the following semester necessary
AU Not applicable Audit, no credit
W Not applicable Withdrew
MG Not applicable Missing grade, grade not assigned

Good Standing for Graduate Students

Students matriculating in Metropolitan College graduate degree programs are required to maintain high levels of achievement to remain in good standing in their programs. The academic status of graduate students is reviewed by the student’s department or program office at the end of each semester. Good academic standing is defined by (1) a semester grade point average of at least 3.0; and (2) a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

The lowest grade acceptable for credit is a B- for most graduate programs, with the exception of Actuarial Science, Computer Science programs, Criminal Justice, and programs at military locations, in which case the lowest grade acceptable for credit is a C.

Incomplete Grading Contract

No incomplete grades (I) shall be reported unless the instructor and the student have conferred. The student must present a compelling reason why a course cannot be completed on schedule, and the instructor needs to assign a date—no later than the last day of instruction of the following semester—by which time the course requirements must be completed. A Contract for an Incomplete Grade must be completed and signed by both the student and the instructor, and filed with Metropolitan College Academic Affairs no later than three weeks after the instructor has reported the incomplete on the grade sheet.

No credit for incomplete courses will be granted unless the work is completed by the date assigned.

Students may not complete an incomplete course by sitting through the course, or a significant portion of the course, a second time unless they are willing to audit the course formally and pay appropriate auditing tuition charges.

In the event the coursework is not completed by the date assigned, the instructor will change the incomplete grade to the appropriate grade. All remaining incomplete grades will be automatically changed to (F) grades at the conclusion of the semester immediately following the semester for which the (I) grade was originally assigned.

Insufficient Grades

Undergraduate

Undergraduate students matriculating in Metropolitan College degree programs may apply a maximum of two grades of “D” toward free electives and/or distribution requirements. All specialization, related, core, and concentration courses must be a grade of “C” or higher.

Exceptions: Students in the online Undergraduate Degree Completion Program (UDCP) may apply only one grade of “D” toward the program. Students in the computer science and management studies Accelerated Degree Completion Programs (ADCP) may apply only one grade of “D” toward general education requirements in the program.

Graduate

Graduate students matriculating in Metropolitan College degree programs are required to maintain high levels of achievement to remain in good standing in their programs. In order for a course to count toward degree requirements, a certain letter grade has to be earned. Acceptable grades for graduate courses vary by program. Please refer to guidelines for your academic department or program office.