Grading & Attendance

Students are expected to maintain regular attendance in Summer Term classes. Instructors have 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.


Examinations need to be taken at the time announced by the course instructor. There is no official final exam reading period in the summer.


Students should check with individual faculty regarding the course assignments and grading rubrics used in their courses.

Grading system

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

Letter Grade
Honor Points
A 4.0 Excellent
A– 3.7 Excellent
B+ 3.3 Excellent
B 3.0 Good
B– 2.7 Good
C+ 2.3 Good
C 2.0 Satisfactory
C– 1.7 Satisfactory
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 under Academics, Transcript Preview and Ordering. A fee is charged for all official transcripts. Please refer to the Registrar’s office website for complete information on how to order one.

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


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