Grade Range and Definitions

The normal grading range is from 55 to 100. The number grades correspond to letter grades as reflected in the chart below. The minimum passing grade is 70 (C) with the exception of required courses (see the Student Handbook for a list of Required Courses). Any student who has a cumulative grade point average of 2.43 or lower at the conclusion of an academic year must repeat any required course for which a C (or lower) was earned during that year as well as in a subsequent year. Any Grades between 55 and 69 (D and F) are considered failing grades for which unit credit is not earned. While unit credit is not earned for a failing grade, point value is assigned for a D and an F for purposes of computing grade point averages.

Grading Range Chart
Numerical Score  Letter Grade  GPA Value 
94-100 A+* 4.667
91-93 A+ 4.333
88-90 A 4
85-87 A- 3.667
82-84 B+ 3.333
79-81 B 3
76-78 B- 2.667
73-75 C+ 2.333
70-72 C 2
67-69 D 1.333
55-66 F 0.333


Definition of Grading Notations
D = Equivalent to a failing grade and no unit credit is awarded. However, for purposes of computing grade point averages, point value is earned.
F = Fail -- Failing grade is included in the calculation of grade point averages but unit credit and point value are not earned.
H = Grade withheld.
I = Incomplete -- the course requirements have not been met.
NS = No grade was submitted.
P = Pass -- unit credit is received for the course but the units are not computed in the grade point averages. View "Pass" grade policy.
R = Repeated course -- the new grade replaces the previous one in the computation of the grade point averages; the previous grade remains recorded on the transcript.
W = Withdrew from the course.