2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Oct 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

The Grading System


The Grading System

All institutions of the University System of Georgia shall use a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) system. The following grades are approved for use in institutions of the University System of Georgia and are included in the determination of the grade point average.

A Excellent 4.0
B Good 3.0
C Satisfactory 2.0
D* Passing* 1.0*
F Failure 0.0
WF Withdrew Failing 0.0

*Although a grade of D is considered passing, a grade of D may not be acceptable for progression in certain courses and/or majors. See course descriptions for specific information.

The following grades are approved for use in the cases indicated, but will not be included in the determination of the grade point average.

I This grade indicates that students are producing satisfactory work, but for non-academic reasons beyond their control, were unable to satisfy the full requirements of the course. Grades of I cannot be removed by re-enrolling in and completing a course. For Fall 2018 and prior terms: If a grade of I is not satisfactorily removed after 12 months, the Registrar will change the grade of I to the grade of F. For Spring 2019 and future terms:  If a grade of I is not satisfactorily removed by midterm of the subsequent term, the Registrar will change the grade of I to the grade of F.
W This grade indicates that students were permitted to withdraw without penalty. Withdrawals without penalty will not be permitted after the mid-point of the semester except in cases of hardship as determined by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
WM This grade indicates students were permitted to withdraw under the Board of Regents policy for military service refunds. The use of this grade indicates that students were permitted to withdraw without penalty at any time during the term.
S This grade indicates that credit has been given for completion of degree requirements other than academic course work. The use of this grade is approved for dissertation and thesis hours, student teaching, clinical practicum, internship, and proficiency requirements in graduate programs. Exceptions to the use of this grade for academic course work must be submitted to the Chancellor for approval.
U This grade indicates unsatisfactory performance in an attempt to complete degree requirements other than academic course work. The use of this grade is approved for dissertation and thesis hours, student teaching, clinical practicum, internship, and proficiency requirements in graduate programs. Exceptions to the use of this grade for academic course work must be submitted to the Chancellor for approval.
V This grade indicates that students were given permission to audit the course. Students may not transfer from audit to credit status.
K This grade indicates that students were given credit for the course via a credit by examination program (CLEP, AP, DSST, Proficiency, etc.).
^ This symbol following the grade is used for Learning Support courses.