Grading System

A Excellent, superior achievement I Incomplete
B Good, exceeding all requirements S Satisfactory
C Average, satisfactorily meeting all requirements U Unsatisfactory
D Poor, passing W Withdrawal from course
F Failing or withdrawal while doing failing work    

Explanation of Grades

Passing grades awarded are A, B, C, D and S. No semester hours of credit are awarded for the failing grades of   F and  U.

S and U -- The grades of  S and U may be awarded in certain specified courses.

I -- The grade of  I is a conditional and temporary grade given when a student is passing a course but, for reasons beyond the student's control, has completed all but a relatively small part of the course requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate the change to a permanent grade. The instructor of record is the only person who can make such a change except in extraordinary cases. Effective Fall 2006, the grade of “I” must be changed by fulfillment of course requirements within one year of the date awarded or it will be changed automatically to an “F” or “U” for courses with “S/U” options, unless the instructor authorizes an extension of one semester in writing to the registrar. Any grade of I not made up by the date of graduation will be treated as an F for determination of graduation requirements.

W -- The grade of W indicates (a) that the student was passing or (b) that there were no evaluative data available at the time the student dropped the course. The grade of W is assigned only in cases in which a course is dropped after the date indicated in the Academic Calendar as the last day to drop a course without receiving a grade, but before the last day to drop a course or withdraw from the university.

Change of Final Grade

Final grades are not subject to change, except under the following conditions:

  1. The instructor's written notification to the registrar of an error in calculating or recording a final grade. Notification is submitted through the school dean.
  2. A successful student grade appeal, in accordance with procedures described in the Student Handbook.

Note that faculty members may, at their discretion, assign an incomplete, given circumstances described above under that grade.

Grade Point Average

Four grade points are awarded for each semester hour in which the student receives an A, three grade points for each semester hour of B, two grade points for each semester hour of C, one grade point for each semester hour of D and no grade point for an F. The grade point average is the quotient (calculated to four decimal places and truncated to two places) obtained by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the number of semester hours in which a student is enrolled. Grades of A, B, C, D, S, and U are completion grades; grades of I and W are not completion grades. Grades of S,U,I and W are not assigned grade point values and are not used in the computation of the grade point average.

For graduation requirements and academic probation and suspension, only the last completion grade recorded for repeated courses is used in computing the cumulative grade point average for courses at UH-Victoria. However, all college courses attempted are included in the grade point average, including repeated courses, for undergraduate graduation with honors (see “Graduation with Honors”). Any grade of I not made up by the date of graduation will be treated as an F for determination of graduation requirements.

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