San Diego State University

GRADING

San Diego State University uses a 4.0 grade point system. Faculty members use all grades from A through F to distinguish among levels of academic accomplishment. The grade for average undergraduate achievement is C.

The online GPA calculator will help you determine your desired grade point average.

Audit Grade (AU)

You may attend classes for an audit grade (AU) with the approval of the instructor. You will need to submit a Change to Audit Grade form to the Office of the Registrar. A grade of "AU" will appear on the transcript for courses approved for audit. The unit value of the course does not affect term, campus or overall unit totals or your grade point average.

Credit/No Credit Grade (CR/NC)

Undergraduate students are awarded a grade of "Credit" (CR) for work equivalent to all grades which earn 2.0 or more grade points (A through C). A grade of "No Credit" (NC) is awarded for work equivalent to all grades which earn less than 2.0 grade points (C- through F).

A grade of "Credit" (CR) in graduate level courses is awarded for work equivalent to all grades which earn 3.0 or more grade points (A through B). A grade of "No Credit" (NC) is awarded for work equivalent to all grades which earn less than 3.0 grade points (B- through F).

A note of caution: The grade of "NC" is not calculated in the grade point average at San Diego State University. However, some institutions, particularly for graduate admissions, calculate an "NC" as an "F."

Incomplete Grade (I)

The symbol "I" (Incomplete authorized) indicates that a portion of required course work has not been completed. You must contact the instructor prior to finals to request approval to receive a grade of Incomplete. An Incomplete contract form, available at the department office, must be completed by you and the instructor.

Failure to complete the assigned work within one calendar year will result in an Incomplete being computed into the grade point average as an "F" (or a "NC" if the course has been taken CR/NC).

Report Delayed Grade (RD)

The grade of "RD" indicates that the instructor has not yet submitted the grade for this class. You should contact the instructor to inquire about the assignment of your grade.

A grade of "RD" does not affect term, campus or overall unit totals or your grade point average. Once the grade is submitted, the "RD" is replaced with the assigned grade.

Report in Progress Grade (RP)

The "RP" symbol is used when assigning grades for courses that extend beyond one academic term. It indicates that work is in progress and is satisfactory to date, but assignment of a final grade must await completion of additional work. Work is to be completed within a stipulated time period not to exceed one year except for graduate thesis (799A) or dissertation (899). The unit value of the course does not affect term, campus or overall unit totals or your grade point average.

Withdrawal Unauthorized Grade (WU)

The symbol "WU" indicates that you were enrolled in the course, but failed to complete course requirements and did not officially withdraw from the course or make arrangements with the instructor for a grade of Incomplete. A grade of "WU" is computed into your grade point average as an "F."

Withdrawal Grade (W)

Courses that are dropped after the Schedule Adjustment Deadline will appear on your transcript with a grade of "W" (withdrawn) provided an approved Late Change of Program form has been submitted. The unit value of the course does not affect term, campus or overall unit totals or your grade point average.