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Academic Policies

Grades


Scale

Grade   Grade Points
A+ 4.0
A 4.0
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.0
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.0
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.0
F 0.0
AU 0.0
INC 0.0
W 0.0
CR 0.0
NCR 0.0

The letter grades are given for individual courses, and grade points are used to compute GPAs for each student at the end of each term, on both a term and a cumulative basis. Earned grades of F (not assigned administratively) are permanent and cannot be changed.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The term or cumulative GPA is calculated by using the following formula:

GPA_Formula

GP = Grade Points | Credits = Credits

Drexel University computes a single, cumulative undergraduate and Graduate GPA that includes all coursework a student has taken at the University. The GPA is calculated to two respective decimal points and the resultant GPA is not rounded up.

Only the credits earned from the first time a course is completed with a passing grade will be included in a student’s earned and passed hours.

Grade of Incomplete (INC)

See incomplete grade policy.

Grade Not Reported (NGR)

An NGR is recorded when an instructor does not report a grade normally. Typically, this should only be used if the student is known not to have attended the course.

This is not a grade, but a temporary indicator that requires prompt resolution leading either to the removal of the course from the student’s record or the assignment of a grade.

If a final grade is not reported by the end of the following term, an administrative grade of F will be reported and recorded on the student’s transcript. If the "NGR" notation is left unresolved by the last day of classes of the next term immediately following the term that the original NGR was reported, it will become an F. This grade will be calculated as a failure in the student’s GPA and is considered a permanent grade.


 Policy edited: 09.22.06 Home Contents Index Drexel Contacts Search Feedback/Corrections