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Grade     Circumstance
AU Audit (no credit).
CR Credit. An option chosen by students, available in a limited number of elective credit-bearing courses. This grade replaces the S/U grade previously used for this option.
NC No credit. An option chosen by students, available in a limited number of elective credit-bearing courses. This grade replaces the S/U grade previously used for this option.
S Satisfactory. The S/U grading option is used from fall 2008 and later for competency-based credit-bearing courses only. This grade is assigned when the student earns the equivalent of a C grade or better in the class.
U Unsatisfactory. The S/U grading option is used from fall 2008 and later for competency-based credit-bearing courses only. This grade is assigned when the student earns less than the equivalent of a C grade in the class.
I Assigned by the instructor, normally on a prearranged basis, to allow completion of course assignments other than the final examination. It is understood that the student's performance in the course must merit this special concession. If the instructor judges that the student has not merited the I grade, he or she will assign an F grade if the missing work is significant enough to deserve an F or, alternatively, a passing grade that reflects the quality of the work completed and the significance of the work that has not been completed.
IE Temporary grade assigned to those students who are granted an extension to the deadline to remove an I, IX or X grade.
X Assigned by the instructor to a student who is absent from the final examination and who might earn a passing grade in the course if he/she took a delayed examination. If the two conditions do not exist, the student is assigned the grade of F immediately. A student receiving the grade of X must file an explanation for his or her absence in writing to the dean of the student's college.
IX Issued by the instructor to a student who is incomplete in the course work and absent from the final examination but who otherwise meets the criteria for the I grade and the X grade. (A student not qualifying will be assigned the grade of F.)
W Official withdrawal, initiated by the student, with approval of dean or director.
ADW Administrative withdrawal. Assigned when a student is withdrawn from a course for administrative reasons, as determined by the university via a formal hearing and/or appeal process.
UW Unexcused withdrawal. Assigned when a student is registered for the course, never attends and fails to officially withdraw from the course.
WA Student was withdrawn from the course for excessive absences. (The college office decided that the student — whether passing or failing at the time — was not allowed to return to the class.)
IC Temporary grade assigned in any course not scheduled for completion by the term grading deadline. This grade does not infer any negative activity on the part of the student.
NG No grade available. Assigned when grades are not submitted by the instructor by the grading deadline.

The letter grades involving withdrawal (i.e., grades with a W) do not imply any loss of quality points and therefore do not affect the student's grade point average.

Clearing incomplete grades

Grades I, X and IX may be cleared through the office of the dean of the college that offers the course. These grades must be cleared by the date specified in the academic calendar for the term following the term in which the grade was assigned or they will automatically become the grade of F (unless the dean has specifically granted a petition for extension of the deadline date, in which case an IE grade will be assigned until the grade is cleared).

For those continuing students who entered under the previous grading policy, the I, X and IX grades will remain such on the permanent record. But because these grades denote that the student has not fulfilled all course requirements, the university views these grades, when not removed by the student, with the same seriousness as the grade of earned F.

 

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