Grading System

Grade point averages (scholastic averages) are computed by dividing the honor points a student has earned by the hours elected. The term grade point average and the cumulative grade point average are computed for each student at the end of each term and become part of the student's official UM-Dearborn academic record.

Symbols used in the grade reporting system common to all units are: F, failed (pass/fail option election); I, incomplete; NR, grade not reported; P, passed (pass/fail option election); S, satisfactory (courses graded S/E or S/U); NC, no credit; VI, audit; W, drop/withdrawal; X, absent from final examination; U, unsatisfactory (courses graded S/U only); Y, indicates the course extends beyond the term.

The grades of E, IE, UE or XE are not assigned honor points and thus will lower the student's grade point average. The grade NC is used only for certain courses. When this grade is officially granted, the grade NC and the course will appear on the student's transcript, but the course will not be used in computing a grade point average.

The recording of grades on a student's official academic record is governed by the following (4.0) grading system:

Letter Grade Honor Points
A,A+ 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.4
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.4
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.4
D 1.0
D- 0.7
E 0.0

Note: The A+ and D- grades are not used by Engineering instructors. The A+ grade is not used by Education instructors.

Grades associated with transfer credit from other schools or colleges (including other University of Michigan campuses) are neither recorded nor used in computing grade point averages of students.

Students may repeat a course no more than two times. All grades received must appear on the transcript, but only the last grade received is counted in the grade point average (GPA). Please see the Repeat Course Policy for more information.