The Grading System

Grades for all students are reported to the Office of the Registrar. Grade submission deadlines and dates by which grades are viewable are listed on the academic calendar (http://www.units.miamioh.edu/reg/calendars/). Miami uses the following grading structure on a 4.00 scale.

 

 

Points Per

Grade

 

Semester Hour

A+

 

4.00

A

Excellent

4.00

A-

 

3.70

B+

 

3.30

B

Good

3.00

B-

 

2.70

C+

 

2.30

C

Satisfactory

2.00

C-

 

1.70

D+

 

1.30

D

Poor

1.00

D-

 

0.70

F

Failure

0.00

Other grade symbols include:

I

=

Incomplete; calculates as an F in grade point average (retired).

IG or IGY

=

Incomplete; work at the graduate level; not included in the calculation of grade point average. The student has one academic semester following the recording to complete the academic work. Check the Academic Calendar for the deadlines per term. After the deadline has passed with no grade change being recorded, the "IG" will convert to a grade of F. The "IGY" will convert to Y (no credit).

IU or IUY

=

Incomplete work at the undergraduate level; not included in the calculation of grade point average. The student has one academic semester following the recording to complete the academic work. Check the Academic Calendar for the deadlines per term. After the deadline has passed with no grade change being recorded, the "IU" will convert to a grade of F. The "IUY" will convert to Y (no credit).

L

=

Audit; not included in enrollment status hours; not included in calculation of grade point average.

N

=

No grade submitted by the instructor; not included in the calculation of grade point average.

P

=

Passing; carries no credit points (used for student teaching, thesis hours, dissertation hours).

S

=

Satisfactory progress; carries no credit points and not included in the calculation of grade point average; (used for courses in research, independent reading, special topics courses, thesis hours, dissertation hours, and undergraduate honors); changes to a final grade when the project is completed.

U

=

Unsatisfactory progress; carries no credit points; not included in the calculation of grade point average; (also used for special projects as above); changes to a final grade when the project is completed.

W

=

Withdrawal; assigned to a student who officially withdraws from the University or from a course; carries no credit points; is not included in the calculation of grade point average.

WP

=

Withdrawal passing; (retired).

WF

=

Withdrawal failing; (retired).

X

=

Credit in a course taken credit/no-credit in which a grade of C or better is earned in an undergraduate course or in which a grade of B is earned in a graduate course; carries no credit points; not included in the calculation of grade point average.

Y

=

No credit in a course taken credit/no-credit course in which a grade of C- or less is earned in an undergraduate course or in which a B- or less was earned in a graduate course; carries no credit points; not included in the calculation of grade point average.

Z

=

Course grades preceded by Z indicate the Fresh Start policy has been applied.

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