The graduate grading system is intended to reflect higher standards of critical and creative scholarship than those applied at the undergraduate level. Graduate students are required to maintain a "B" average GPA of 3.0 to satisfy degree requirements. Final grades are recorded under the following system:
A Excellent 4.00
B Good 3.00
B- Below graduate standards 2.67
F Failure – 0 grade points per credit hour
S Satisfactory (pass/fail)
U Unsatisfactory (pass/fail)
WP Official Withdrawal Passing
WF Official Withdrawal Failing
WN Official Withdrawal Nonattendance
Y Continuing Grade
A Consistently distinguished and superior performance in all aspects of the assignment/course. This grade represents nearly flawless work that exhibits mastery of the subject matter/ assignment as well as qualities such as analytical ability, originality, creativity, and interpretation.
A- Excellent performance; superior achievement in most aspects of the work.
B+ Strong, solid performance; above basic course requirements.
B Good work, consistent with performance expected of students in a master's degree program; meets basic requirements.
B- Work which does not attain acceptable levels in significant aspects of the assignment/course. This is a marginal grade which should alert students to their limited performance.
C+ Below graduate standards. Student has not met all requirements at an acceptable level.
C Unacceptable work. Student has failed to meet most of the minimum requirements.
F Failing grade; work does not meet minimum requirements.