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NSHE Grading Policy

Title 4 – Codification of Board Policy Statements – Chapter 16

Student Admission, Registration, Grades And Examinations

The following grading policies apply to all NSHE campuses, in addition to further specific requirements, which may appear elsewhere in this Chapter. Campuses will be restricted to the use of the following grades:

GradeGrade Point Value
A Superior 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B Above Average 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C Average 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D Below Average 1.0
D- 0.7
F Failure 0.00
H Honors (for Medical School only) n/a
HP High Pass (for Medical School only) n/a
P Pass n/a
S Satisfactory (undergraduate courses: C or above graduate courses: B or above) n/a
U Unsatisfactory (undergraduate courses: D or below graduate courses: C or below) n/a
I Incomplete n/a
X In Progress (research projects or courses extending beyond one semester)
AD Audit n/a
W Withdrawal n/a
NR Not Reported – Assigned by registrar pending faculty submission of final grade n/a

(B/R 6/05)

  1. The "plus" and "minus" is a part of the grading scale of each institution. It is up to the individual faculty member to exercise this option.
  2. An F grade shall be a part of the grading scale for each institution. It is up to the individual faculty member to exercise this option. Campuses may retain institutional practices related to forgiveness or academic renewal policies in which, under certain circumstances, students may repeat failed courses or disregard course work.
  3. All withdrawals indicate that the student did not complete the course. Each institution determines the timeline for assigning the W.
  4. The course syllabus shall contain a clear explanation of the grading scale to be used by the faculty member. Students may not appeal the format an instructor chooses.

These recommendations become effective Fall 1993. (B/R 1/07)

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