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Grades-What They Mean

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi uses a standard set of grades and grading symbols to mark your academic progress. Grades for courses shall be reported by the symbols below, with grade points as noted:

 

Grade

Grade Points per Semester Hour

Interpretation

A 4 Excellent
B 3 Good
C 2 Average
D 1 Passing
F 0 Failure
CR Not counted in computing GPA Credit - Satisfactory, but without qualitative grading (see Alternate Grading Systems)
NC Not counted in computing GPA No Credit
P Not counted in computing GPA Pass - Satisfactory but without qualitative grading of the credit hours earned. Applicable only to those courses stipulated by the Pass/No Pass Policy. Not used in graduate courses.
NP Not counted in computing GPA No Pass - No credit is generated and the mark is not punitive. Applicable only to those courses stipulated by the Pass/No Pass Policy. Not used in graduate courses. Students are advised to use caution before electing the P/NP option and are encouraged to read the policy pertaining to it.
S Not counted in computing GPA Satisfactory - Applicable to specified graduate courses.
U Not counted in computing GPA Unsatisfactory - Applicable to specified graduate courses.
I Not counted in computing GPA Incomplete - An incomplete notation may be given to a student who is passing but has not completed a term paper, examination, or other required work for reasons beyond the student’s control other than lack of time.
IM Not counted in computing GPA Incomplete-Military - An “IM” notation may be given to a student who is called to active military service and who consequently cannot continue attending class. In order for this notation to be given, the student must be passing the course, must have completed a significant portion of the course work, and must have the approval of the instructor.
IP Not counted in computing GPA In Progress - Assigned to a remedial course or a thesis/dissertation course indicating that at the conclusion of the semester the course was still in progress. This is a permanent notation that does not affect grade point average. To receive a qualitative grade, the student must register for the same course in the subsequent semester, paying the appropriate tuition and fees.
W Not counted in computing GPA Course dropped or Withdrawal from the University - Automatically given, regardless of the student’s standing in class, when a student officially withdraws from the University or drops a course prior to the deadline as indicated in the class schedule. See Adding or Dropping a Course and Withdrawal from the University.
WP Not counted in computing GPA Withdrawal pass - Before Fall 1996, this grade was assigned to a student who dropped a course or withdrew between designated dates in the semester or summer term and was passing the course at the time of the withdrawal. Grades of WP assigned before Fall 1996 will remain on the transcript.
WF See note Withdrawal failure - Before Fall 1996, this grade was assigned to a student who dropped a course or withdrew between designated dates in the semester or summer term and was failing the course at the time of withdrawal. Grades of WF assigned before fall 1996 will remain on the transcript. Note: A grade of WF assigned before Fall 1996 is counted in computing the GPA.

For a grade of W to be assigned, you must officially withdraw from the course or University through the Office of the Registrar. The receipt from the Registrar's Office should be kept as proof of withdrawal. If you stop attending a class and fail to officially withdraw, and do not qualify for an “I,” a qualitative grade (A-F) will be assigned.

If no grade is submitted by an instructor, a temporary notation (X) will be placed on your records. In such cases, the course grade must be submitted within 30 days from the beginning of the next semester. If the instructor does not or is unable to submit the grade within the 30 days, the Dean in consultation with faculty will submit the course grade.