Grading Systems

All institutions of the University System of Georgia shall be on a 4.0 grade point average system. The following grades are approved for use in institutions in the determination of the Grade Point Average:

Symbols Explanation Grade Points Used to Calculate GPA
A Excellent 4.0 Yes
B Good 3.0 Yes
C Satisfactory 2.0 Yes
D Passing 1.0 Yes
F Failure 0.0 Yes
WF1 Withdrew Failing 0.0 Yes
1

See "W" grade description for more details about the assigning of the "WF" grade.

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

Symbols Explanation Grade Points Used to Calculate GPA
I Incomplete 0.0 No
IP In Progress 0.0 No
NR Not Reported 0.0 No
S Satisfactory 0.0 No
U Unsatisfactory 0.0 No
V Audit 0.0 No
W Withdrew 0.0 No
WM Withdrew Military 0.0 No
Symbols Explanation
I An incomplete grade (“I”) indicates that the student was doing satisfactory work but was unable to meet the full requirements of the course due to nonacademic reasons. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor to complete the remaining requirements of the course. The instructor is responsible for keeping a record of all "I" grades assigned and the justification as to why the professor assigned the student the "I" grade. An “I” should be removed during the following semester, but the instructor may allow the student up to one calendar year to remove the incomplete. The student must complete the requirements of the instructor who assigned the incomplete and should not re-register for the course. If the “I” is not satisfactorily removed by the end of the third semester (one calendar year), it will be changed to an “F” by the Office of the Registrar.
IP This symbol indicates that credit has not been given in courses that require an “IP” continuation of work beyond the semester for which the student signed up for the course. The use of this symbol is approved for dissertation and thesis hours and project courses.
NR This symbol indicates that a grade has not been reported for the course by the instructor. The student should contact his/her instructor for the grade.
S This symbol indicates that credit has been given for completion of degree requirements other than academic course work. The use of this symbol is approved for dissertation and thesis hours, student teaching, clinical practicum, internship, and proficiency requirements in graduate programs. Grade of “S” is not included in the computation of the GPA.
U This symbol indicates unsatisfactory performance in an attempt to complete degree requirements other than academic course work. The use of this symbol is approved for dissertation and thesis hours, student teaching, clinical practicum, internship, and proficiency requirements in graduate programs. A grade of “U” is not included in the computation of the GPA.
V This symbol indicates that a student was given permission to audit the course.
W This symbol indicates that a student was permitted to withdraw without academic penalty. It is assigned when a student withdraws before the last day to withdraw without academic penalty. A “W” is not considered in computing the GPA. If a student withdraws from all classes after the last day to drop without academic penalty, it is recommended to the instructor that he/she assign a “W” if passing at the time of withdrawal. If a "W" grade is not assigned by the instructor, a "WF" grade will be posted by the Office of the Registrar. All WF grades posted will be calculated in the student's GPA as an "F".
WM A “WM” grade indicates that the student was called for active duty in the military and withdrew from all classes.1
1

See "Military Withdrawals" for further information.

Other Transcript Designations

Symbols Explanation
% Institutional Credit - No Earned Hours - not used in calculating GPA
CR Credit earned through military experience - not used in calculating GPA
K Credit earned in high school - not used in calculating GPA
T When after a grade, used to designate transfer credit
N When after a grade, used to designate transfer credit - No credit awarded