UIUC Grading System
Effective Fall 2004
Article 3 – Academic Policies and Regulations
Part 1. Grades and Grading System
§ 3-103 Computation of Scholastic Averages
|| Grade Point Value
Symbols immediately following the letter grades:
H -- Honors credit as certified by the department offering the course.
* -- Grade does not count toward the student’s GPA or earned hours (Other).
& -- Grade does not count toward the student’s GPA or earned hours (Religious Foundation).
FR -- “F by rule” grade code for courses prior to Fall 2004.
Grade Comment of “BR” (by rule) on SHATCKS (Does not print on a transcript) -- Will be used beginning with Fall 2004 to track students who have not complied with time limitations for incomplete or deferred grades.
ABS Absent -- Absent from the final examination without an acceptable excuse ABS (counts as a failure, not acceptable for degree credit). If a student is absent from a final examination, and it is clear that taking that examination could not have resulted in a passing grade for the course, a grade of F may be given instead of ABS.
Other Grade Symbols in Use --
Not Included in Computation of Averages
|| Indicates attendance as a visitor only.
|| Credit earned
|| Used only in courses taken under the credit-no-credit grading option. Instructors report the usual letter grades. A grade of C- or better will automatically be converted to CR.
|| Grade temporarily deferred
|| Used only in those thesis, research and special problems courses extending over more than one semester that are taken by graduate students as preparation for thesis and by undergraduate students in satisfaction of the requirements for graduation with honors and in other approved courses that extend over more than one semester.
|| Approved extension of time to complete the final examination or other requirements of the course.
|| No credit earned
|| Used only in courses taken under the credit-no credit grading option. Instructors report the usual letter grades. A letter grade of D+ or lower or a grade of ABS will automatically be converted to NC.
|| Not reported
|| Automatically recorded when the instructor has not submitted the grade.
|| Not valid
||Automatically recorded when the grade submitted by the instructor is not valid for the students grade mode.
|| Used for test-based credit. A minimum of C- is required.
|| Used only as final grades in graduate thesis research courses, in graduate and undergraduate courses given for zero credit, and in other courses that have been specifically approved by the head or chairperson of the department concerned, with concurrence of the college dean.
|| Authorized withdrawal
|| Approved withdrawal without credit.