Grading System

4010.1 Grading System

Academic achievement is indicated by the following letter grades and points used in calculating grade point averages. A Wright State grade point average is computed by dividing the number of points earned at Wright State by the total number of grade point average hours earned at Wright State.

A

*Excellent - 4 points per credit hour

B

*Good - 3 points per credit hour

C

*Satisfactory - 2 points per credit hour

D

*Poor - 1 point per credit hour

F

Failed - 0 points per credit hour

X

Student attended or participated in course effort but did not complete the course or officially withdraw--0 points per credit hour

NR

No Record that the student attended or participated in course effort– 0 points per credit hour*

L

Audit--given only if arranged at the time of registration. (No academic credit)

I

Incomplete--a temporary grade given only when part of required work is missing and arrangements have been made with the instructor to complete the work. Faculty are encouraged to file an incomplete grade contract with their departments. If the work is not completed by the end of the following semester, or earlier if required by the instructor, the I grade automatically is considered equivalent to an F and the grade point recalculated, unless the instructor submits another I grade. Work for an incomplete received spring semester does not have to be completed until the end of the following fall semester if the instructor does not indicate an earlier date on the grade contract.

 

Other letter grades are listed below. Except for the grade of P, no academic credit is given for the following grades, and none are used in calculating grade point averages. Students may not graduate with temporary (I, M, N) grades on their record.

Grades for Pass/Fail courses

P

Passing--indicates work of C quality or better; given only for specifically approved courses. (Credit is earned but is not computed in grade point averages.)

U

Unsatisfactory performance--indicates work below C quality; given only for specifically approved courses.

XU

Student attended or participated in a P/U graded class course effort but did not complete the course or officially withdraw

NU

No record that the student attended or participated in course effort for a P/U graded class – Student did not attend or officially withdraw*

 

Other Grades

   

W

Withdrew—students may drop a class or withdraw from the university based on the university’s approved academic calendar available on the following University Web page (http://www.wright.edu/registrar/academic-calendars).May also be assigned on the basis of a successful petition to withdraw.

N

No report--instructor did not report a grade.

 

Discontinued Grades

S

Satisfactory performance designation given for a non-completed course that is of an individual continuing nature such as research, thesis, or dissertation. Final grade is assigned upon completion. Discontinued Fall 1992.

T

Attended--this grade is used only for honors courses. These hours are not counted toward graduation. Discontinued Fall 1998.

M

Satisfactory progress on a project--a temporary grade replaced by a permanent grade upon completion of the project. Discontinued Spring 2017.

 

* Academic action examples include: physical presence in a class, completion (in-person or online) of a class event – for example: exams, quizzes, assignment submissions, tutorials, tutoring or formal study/review sessions, or counseling/advising sessions.

Grade reports are made available to students through WINGS Express. Students who notice discrepancies on their grade reports should contact Raider Connect within thirty days.