Grades

Explanation of Grading Scales

Texas A&M University


The five passing grades at the undergraduate level are, A, B, C, D and S (see Texas A&M University Student Rule 10.3). Passing grades for graduate students are A, B, C, and S (see Texas A&M University Student Rule 10.5). Each grade representing varying degrees of achievement; these letters carry grade points and significance as follows:
 
Grade Grade Points per Semester Credit Hour Explanation
A 4.000 Excellent
B 3.000 Good
C 2.000 Satisfactory
D 1.000 Passing
F 0.000 Failing, hours included in GPA
F* 0.000 Aggie Honor Code violation, hours included in GPA
I ----- Incomplete, hours not included in GPA
NG ----- No grade drop (course dropped by student's dean), hours not included in GPA.
(Administrative removal of posted grades requires approval by the dean of the college in which the student was enrolled during the semester in which the courses were taken. A NG requires extensive documentation of the extraordinary circumstances justifying the No Grade. The instructor of record, or the instructor's department head if the instructor is unavailable, will be consulted during the process. The registrar will, if possible, notify the instructor of record, and in any event will notify the instructor's department head, whenever a NG is issued.)
NR ----- No grade reported, hours not included in GPA (historical & valid only for Health Science Center)
S ----- Satisfactory, C or above (Undergraduate & Professional), hours not included in GPA
----- Satisfactory, B or above (Graduate), hours not included in GPA
U 0.000 Unsatisfactory, D or F (Undergraduate & Professional), hours included in GPA
----- Unsatisfactory, C or below (Graduate), hours not included in GPA
U* 0.000 Aggie Honor Code violation; hours included in the GPA
U/S ----- Unsatisfactory, but course successfully remediated (valid only for Health Science Center)
Q ----- Q-Drop (Course dropped with no penalty); requires dean's permission. (see Texas A&M University Student Rule 1.16)
X ----- No grade submitted, hours not included in GPA. (see Texas A&M University Student Rule 10.6)
W ----- Withdraw/Dropped course(s) with no penalty during the semester enrolled, hours not included in GPR (effective spring 1996), requires dean's permission, see (Texas A&M University Student Rules 1.7, 1.18, 7.8, and 17)
WP ----- Withdrew passing, hours not included in GPA
WF 0.000 Withdrew failing, hours included in GPA



 
Transfer coursework displayed on a student's transcript is noted with grades of:
 
Grade Grade Points per Semester Credit Hour Explanation
TA ----- Transfer grade of 'A.'
TB ----- Transfer grade of 'B.'
TC ----- Transfer grade of 'C.'
TCR ----- Transfer of credit (e.g., AP Credit by examination)
TR ----- Transfer of credit (e.g.. credit by exam - Health Science Center)

College of Dentistry - Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)


The seven passing grades: A, B+, B, C+, D, and S.
 
Grade Grade Points per Semester Credit Hour Explanation
A 4.000 Excellent
B+ 3.500 Good
B 3.000 Good
C+ 2.500 Satisfactory
C 2.000 Satisfactory
D 1.000 Passing
F 0.000 Failing, hours included in GPA
I ----- Incomplete, hours not included in GPA
S ----- Satisfactory (C or above), hours not included in GPA
U ----- Unsatisfactory (D or F), hours not included in GPA
W ----- Withdraw, hours not included in GPA

 

 

College of Medicine

The following grading scale became effective on June 1, 2014.  Prior to this, the College of Medicine followed the grading scale for Texas A&M University & the Texas A&M Health Science Center.
 
Grade Grade Points per Semester Credit Hour Explanation
H 4.000 Honors
P 3.00 Pass
F/P 1.00 Fail, but satisfactorily remediated
F/C 1.00 Fail, but course remediated (prior to June 1, 2014)
F 0.00 Fail
I ----- Incomplete, hours not included in GPA
Q ----- Dropped course with no penalty
X ----- No grade submitted
W ----- Withdraw

 

School of Law

The grades for the Texas A&M University School of Law are letter grades between A+ (4.01) and F (0.00) or P, W, and I. No other grades exist for the law school.
 

Grade Scale
 
Grade Grade Points
A+ 4.01
A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.00
D- 0.67
F 0.00

Other Grades Interpretation

Grade Definition
P Pass
I Incomplete
W Withdrawal

Maximum Allowed Course Average

Course Average Course Type
3.00 all lockstep courses and non-lockstep courses with an enrollment over twenty
3.33 all non-lockstep, non-seminar courses with an enrollment of twenty or fewer and all seminar courses

 
Academic
Years Valid
Minimum Required
2007-Current 2.33 GPA or higher