Grading and Attendance

Grading and Attendance


All students are expected to maintain regular attendance in Summer Term classes. Instructors maintain their own policies regarding absence from class. Rules of the respective School or College sponsoring the course apply when there is excessive absence from classes.


Academic Information - Grading and Attendance

Examinations must be taken at the time announced. All makeup work for the current Summer Term must be completed before the end of the following Fall semester.


Students should check with individual faculty regarding the type of grading to be used in their courses.

Grading System

The following grading symbols are authorized for use by the University.

Letter 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
F* 0 Fail, P/F course, no credit
P N.A. Pass with credit
P* N.A. Pass, P/F course, with credit
I N.A. Incomplete, additional work required
J N.A. Registration in the same or continuing course is necessary to complete requirements
AU N.A. Audit, no credit
W N.A. Withdrew
MG N.A. Missing Grade

(N.A. = not applicable)

Grade Reporting

A report of your grades, including grade changes, is available through the Student Link. Visiting summer students will automatically receive a printed grade report in the mail.

Transcript of Grades

Requests for official transcripts may be made using the Student Link. A transcript fee is charged for all official transcripts. Please refer to the Registrar's office website for complete information on how to order an official transcript.

Official transcripts can also be obtained in person at the Registrar's office during regular business hours. A valid photo ID is required. Please contact the Registrar's Office for any questions you may have:

Boston University Office of the Registrar
881 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-353-3612

Contact Us

Boston University Summer Term
755 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 105
Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617-353-5124
Fax: 617-353-5532