The grading system at the University of Georgia is as follows:
C- will not satisfy requirements that require a C (2.0) or better
Withdrew, failing. This grade indicates that the student was permitted to withdraw from the course while doing unsatisfactory work. Withdrawal from a course under these circumstances is equivalent to a failure. Also, A WF is automatically assigned when an undergraduate student withdraws if the student has reached the maximum of four (4) WPs. This grade is included in the grade point average computation.
Withdrew, passing. This grade indicates that a student was permitted to withdraw from a course and was passing the course at the time of the withdrawal. Withdrawals with a passing grade will not be permitted after the withdrawal deadline of the semester (date is specified in the Academic Calendar) except in cases of hardship as determined by the appropriate official. This grade is not included in the grade point average computation.
Incomplete. This symbol indicates that a student was doing satisfactory work but, for non-academic reasons beyond his/her control, was unable to meet the full requirements of the course. An Incomplete should not ordinarily be given unless the student has completed a substantial part of the course. The instructor of the course should indicate to the student the deadline for completing the work in the course. No more than three semesters (counting summer school as one semester) may be allowed to complete the work in the course, but the instructor may specify an earlier deadline. If an "I" is not satisfactorily removed after three semesters, the "I" grade will be changed to an "F" (or "U" grade for a course graded S/U) by the Registrar.
Please note: To submit the final grade, the instructor follows the change of grade process. The student does not need to register for the course again. The "I" grade is not included in the grade point average computation.
This grade indicates satisfactory participation in certain required courses. Normally, "S" grades are given in a limited number of professional, seminar, or graduate-level courses. Credit is included in hours earned. The grade is not included in the grade point average computation.
This symbol indicates unsatisfactory performance in certain required courses in which S grades may normally be given. No credit is given. The grade is not included in the grade point average computation.
This symbol indicates an audit. No credit is given. The grade is not included in the grade point average computation.
This symbol indicates that a student was given credit for the course via a credit by examination program approved by the faculty; e.g., AP, IB, Proficiency, etc. The grade is not included in the grade point average computation.
This symbol indicates an error in reporting. ERs not removed by the end of the semester subsequent to their assignment will be converted to grades of WF. The ER is not included in the grade point average computation. If it converts to a WF, it will be included.
This symbol indicates that a grade was not received by the Office of the Registrar in time for processing. The NR symbol will be replaced by a grade upon receipt of an official grade change form from the instructor. The NR is not included in the grade point average computation.
This symbol indicates a military withdrawal due to involuntary activation. This symbol is not included in the grade point average computation.
The cumulative grade point average is based on all residence hours attempted at the University exclusive of grades/symbols indicated as NA in the above table.
The overall grade point average is based on all residence hours attempted at the University of Georgia as well as all transfer credit hours exclusive of grades/symbols indicated as NA in the above table.
Students may access their grade via OASIS. Grade reports are not mailed.
Minimum Grade Point Average
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is required to meet all undergraduate graduation requirements. A student will not be approved for graduation if he or she has a grade of I which, when changed to a recorded grade, could cause the student’s grade point average to fall below the minimum required for graduation. This policy applies to students for all degrees conferred by the University.
Change of Grades
A grade in a course recorded by the Office of the Registrar cannot be changed except in the following circumstances:
· A symbol of I not removed after three semesters (counting summer school as one semester) becomes an F (or U for a course graded S/U).
· A symbol of ER not removed after one semester becomes a grade of WF.
· Any grade will be changed upon a written statement by the instructor that the grade was a factual error. All grade changes are subject to approval by the instructor’s department head.
**Please note that Change of Grade forms are not permitted to be in the possession of the student.