Grade Notations

The following notations may appear on a transcript to describe special situations in regard to a course.

NC No Credit. No honor points. Not computed in the grade point average. Used only in specially approved courses that are graded A, B, C, No Credit.

I Incomplete. No honor points. A student whose coursework for the term (other than final examination) is incomplete in a minor way may, upon completion and approval of the I Contract Form, be granted the privilege of completing the work within a five-week period for the College of Engineering and Computer Science or the College of Business, and a four-month period for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and College of Education, Health, and Human Services beginning on the first day of classes of the immediately following term. If granted this privilege, a grade of I will be recorded. Failure to complete the required work within the specified time, or the denial of this privilege by the instructor, may result in a grade of E for the final grade. In extenuating circumstances an extension beyond the stated period may be requested by means of a petition that has been endorsed by the instructor and approved by the Academic Standards Committee. However, such arrangements for completing the work must be made within the above stipulated time period. Failure to complete the required work within the specified time may result in a grade of I being automatically treated as an IE and counted in the student's grade point average. The I will remain on the transcript even after the official final grade is assigned.

X Absent from Final Examination. No honor points. A student who is unavoidably absent from a final examination may be granted the privilege of making up the examination within five weeks beginning from the first day of classes of the immediately following term. If granted this privilege, a mark of X will be recorded. Failure to take the examination within the specified time, or the denial of this privilege by the instructor, will result in a mark of E for the final grade. In extenuating circumstances an extension beyond the stated period may be requested by means of a petition that has been endorsed by the instructor. However, such arrangements for completing the work must be made within the above five-week period. The grade of X will automatically be converted to XE and reflected in the student's grade point average as a failing grade if the Supplementary Grade Report is not submitted by the end of the five-week period.

Y Course extended beyond term end. No credit. No honor points. A mark of Y indicates that a course extends beyond the end of one term. This mark is only used for courses that have been specially designed and approved to extend beyond the end of one term. A course with a Y mark may not be completed after graduation. If such a course is not completed, the Y will be converted to an E upon graduation.

NR Grade Not Reported. No honor points. Student should consult the Registrar immediately.

W Official Withdrawal. No credit. No honor points. Not computed in the grade point average. Students who drop a course or withdraw from all courses for a term before the deadline for official drops and/or withdrawals will receive for these courses the W notation. This notation may not be removed from the transcript.

S/E. Used only for specially approved courses. If a student passes, an S (satisfactory) is awarded. It is not computed into the grade point average. If a student does not pass, an E is awarded. If a student stops attending, without officially dropping, a UE is awarded. Both the E and the UE are computed in the GPA as failing grades. (Exception: Failing grades in additive credit courses that are graded S/E have no impact on the GPA.)

P/F Pass/Fail Option. No honor points. A student must elect to take a course under the Pass/Fail option. Please check with your college for its policy on electing courses as pass/fail.

UE Unearned Fail. This grade is assigned to any student who has never attended, or stopped attending class during the semester and did not officially drop. It is computed in the GPA the same as an E.

VI Visitor-Official Audit. No credit. No honor points. Not computed into the grade point average. An official audit, or visitor status, allows a student to attend a course but not elect it for credit. The VI notation appears on the transcript. Regular tuition fees are assessed.