Grading System

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The grading system for graduate studies employs the letter grades A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, U (unsatisfactory work no credit awarded), W (withdrawn), I (incomplete), and IP (in progress). Departments will choose one of the following grading systems:

Note: Grades below B- are not acceptable for degree credit.

  • Option 1: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, U, W, I, IP
  • Option 2: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, E, U, W, I, IP