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Undergraduate Grading System

The following grades are used for undergraduates:

Grade
Symbol

 


Definition

 

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Grade Points
Per Hour

A

Excellent.

4

B

Good.

3

C

Satisfactory.

2

D

Poor.

1

F

Failure.

0

WF

Failure.  For students who did not officially withdraw from class, ceased attending, and failed to complete requirements for the course.

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0

P

Pass.  Used only in Pass/Fail system.

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PR

Work in Progress.

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W

Authorized withdrawal.

INC

Incomplete.

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AU

Audit.  No grade or credit earned.

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UAU

Unsatisfactory Audit.

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CR

Credit for certain proficiency, past work experience, or past occupational education.

NR

Grade not yet recorded by instructor.



The grades of A, B, C, D, F, and WF are included in determining a student's grade point average (GPA).  Information on how to determine a GPA is available here.

The Graduate Grading System is here The Law Grading System is here.

See also information about grade changes, course repeats, and grade appeals.

SIU Carbondale has used a semester hour system since Fall 1974. From 1930 through Summer 1974, a quarter hour system was in use.  One quarter hour is equivalent to ⅔ of a semester hour, while one semester hour is equivalent to 1½ quarter hours.