University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Apr 04, 2020  
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Grades, Marks, and Grade Point Average (GPA)


Grades and Marks

The following grades may appear on a University of Nevada, Reno transcript:

  • A” the highest grade, is given for work of exceptional quality. Each credit earned with a grade of “A” carries 4.0 grade points.
  • A-” carries 3.7 grade points for each credit earned.
  • B+” carries 3.3 grade points for each credit earned.
  • B” is awarded for better-than-average work. Each credit earned with a grade of “B” carries 3.0 grade points.
  • B-” carries 2.7 grade points for each credit earned.
  • C+” carries 2.3 grade points for each credit earned.
  • C” represents average work. Each credit earned with a grade of “C” carries 2.0 grade points.
  • C-” carries 1.7 grade points for each credit earned.
  • D+” carries 1.3 grade points for each credit earned.
  • D” carries 1.0 grade point for each credit earned.
  • D-” carries 0.7 grade points for each credit earned. “D-” is the lowest passing grade for which undergraduate credit is allowed.
  • F” represents failure. No credit or grade points are earned with a grade of “F.” Failed courses count as credits attempted.
  • S” and “U” indicate satisfactory or unsatisfactory performance in courses offered with this grading option, noncredit courses and completed graduate courses involving a thesis or dissertation. A grade of “S” indicates achievement equivalent to a “C” or above for undergraduate courses. A grade of “U” represents performance equivalent to a “C-” or below. For graduate courses, a grade of “S” indicates achievement equivalent to a “B” or above. The grade of “U” represents performance equivalent to a “B-” or below. Neither the “S” nor “U” grades are assigned a grade-point value.
  • AD” indicates audit and is given when a student registers in a course for no credit and no grade.
  • W” signifies that a course has been dropped or that a student has withdrawn from the university with passing grades. The grade of “W” is not included in the grade-point average. After the first eight weeks of the semester, an “F” is given to students who are failing when they withdraw from the university.
  • I” is a neutral mark and represents incomplete. An “I” is given when a student is performing passing work, but for reasons beyond the student’s control is unable to complete the course requirements during the instructional period. An “I” mark is excluded from grade-point average computation. Non-attendance, poor performance or requests to repeat the course are unacceptable reasons for issuance of the “I” mark. When the student’s request for an incomplete mark is deemed acceptable, the instructor is required to indicate the specific work that is necessary to complete the course. Students should not re-register for the course to complete an incomplete. Marks of “I” are automatically changed to “F” if they are not made up by the last day of the next regular semester (Summer Session excluded) or if the student re-registers for the course. Students may make up incomplete marks by completing outstanding course requirements before the end of the next regular semester. The requirements must be submitted to the student’s instructor, who is responsible for reporting the final grade and acquiring the approval of the department chair and college dean. The written approvals must appear on the Grade Report for Incomplete form before the form can be filed in the Office of Admissions and Records. The extension of an incomplete mark for one semester may be requested. A completed and approved Request for Incomplete Extension form must be filed by the instructor in the Office of Admissions and Records at least two weeks before the end of the semester in which the approved “I” mark expires. Students are not permitted to graduate with an outstanding incomplete mark issued under this policy.
  • X” signifies a course that is in progress. Students cannot graduate with Xs or incompletes.
  • NR” signifies that an instructor has failed to assign a grade to a student’s course work. This grade is assigned by the registrar until the proper grade is determined. Students may not graduate with grades of “NR” on their record. All grades of “NR” must be resolved by the last day of the following semester. Unresolved grades of “NR” become grades of “F.”
  • FN” signifies a failing grade due to non-attendance. This grade assists the Financial Aid Office in identifying students who fail because they stop attending classes and meeting federal regulatory requirements. An “F” grade will appear on the student’s transcripts.
  • H/HP/P/F” indicates the grades of honors/high pass/pass/or fail for selected medical school courses.
  • R” signifies Replaced. An individual course grad replaced under academic forgiveness (will not calculate into GPA).
  • AR” signifies Academic Renewal. All course grades within a term removed according to institutional academic renewal policy (will not calculate into GPA).
     

Examinations, Grades, and Grade Point Average (GPA)

Examinations: Instructors are responsible for the proper evaluation of enrolled students throughout the instructional period.

Final Grades: Instructors are responsible for determining and submitting final grades in MyNEVADA. Once posted in MyNEVADA, grades become official records of the university. The grades shown on the grade rosters in MyNEVADA are considered final unless the student files a Grade Appeal within 10 working days after the start of the next spring or fall semester (whichever comes first) after the grade is assigned. Application for grade changes utilizing the Grade Replacement Policy will not be considered after degree conferral. Appeals to this policy will not be considered after a degree has been conferred. 

Grade Point Average: The grade point average (GPA) is determined by dividing the sum of the earned grade points by the total number of credits attempted for a regular letter grade. The “I,” “AD,” “W,” “NR,” “X,” “S” and “U” marks are excluded in computing the GPA.

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree may not apply credits or grade points in University courses numbered below 100 toward a four-year degree or to raise their GPA. Credits and coursework from other institutions do not alter the University GPA.