Grading System

The grade-point average is computed by totaling the grade points of all courses taken at Walla Walla University and dividing by the total quarter hours for which grades are received. Only the best grade of a repeated course will be calculated in the grade-point average. Default grades of Incompletes are included in the grade point calculation. The AU, IP, NC, S, W, and X are disregarded in computing the grade-point average.

A report of grades is available on the WWU website for students at the end of each quarter. Classes taken for 0 credit may only be graded S/NC.

The following grades are used:

A 4.0 C+ 2.3 D 1.0
A- 3.7 C 2.0 D- 0.7
B+ 3.3 C- 1.7 F 0.0
B 3.0 D+ 1.3 S/NC 0.0
B- 2.7        

In place of grades, the following symbols are used:

I Incomplete
  In the case of incomplete work due to justifiable cause, the instructor may assign a grade of Incomplete, allowing the student an extension of time to complete the course requirements. The Incomplete is not a permanent grade. The instructor for the course also submits a default grade for the course that the student will be assigned if no further work is done in the allotted time, taking into account all the course requirements. The default grade appears beside the I; e.g. IF, ID, etc.
  Submission of all required work is due to the teacher three weeks before the close of the following term (excluding summer session for undergraduates). Graduating seniors must complete all outstanding incompletes six weeks prior to graduation. 
I* Standing Incomplete
  Final grade for coursework not completed within appropriate timeframe.
IP In Progress
  IP grading for certain undergraduate approved courses, particularly courses that extend beyond regular grading periods. Courses to receive IP grading will be approved by Curriculum Committee. Graduating seniors must complete all outstanding in-progress credits six weeks prior to graduation.
IP* Standing In Progress
  Final grade for coursework not completed within appropriate timeframe
S/NC Satisfactory/No Credit
  Indicates that credit earned was satisfactory (C or better) or that the credit was not earned because performance did not meet the minimum standards for a satisfactory grade. Some professional schools calculate the NC mark as an F grade when computing the grade-point average.
W Official Withdrawal
  Courses dropped during the first two weeks of the term will not appear on the student's record. Courses dropped thereafter will appear on the permanent record with a W.
X Unofficial Withdrawal
  Indicates that the student discontinued class attendance prior to the fifth week, mid-term, but failed to withdraw officially.
Z Administrative Withdrawal
AU Audit

GRADE ERRORS AND CORRECTIONS. Grades will be processed and posted online for viewing at the close of each quarter. Upon viewing grades via the secured website, the student should carefully check the accuracy of the courses recorded, quarter hours, and grades. Grades may be changed only if an error has been made in calculating or recording the grade. Students will have until the last day to drop classes during the next regular quarter to report any discrepancies to the Academic Records Office.