Historic Grading Scale

 

Texas A&M University

 
Prior to June 1969, grading was based on a 3-point system.
 

Texas A&M Health Science Center

 

The Texas A&M University Health Science Center, created by a joint resolution of the 75th Texas Legislature and approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in January 1998 was comprised of the following health-related entities throughout the Texas A&M System into one university and began operation on September 1, 1999.  As of July 15, 2013, the Texas A&M Health Science Center was officially added as an academic unit under the administration of Texas A&M University.  The Texas A&M Health Science Center is comprised of the following academic colleges: 

  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health

Academic Credit

While operating at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, the unit of credit was the semester hour.  Each semester hour resented a class meeting of 1 hour per week or laboratory of 2 to 4 hours per week for 15-weeks or an equivalent time for a shorter term.

Course Numbering

Course Number Range Coursework Classification
100 - 499 Undergraduate Courses
500 - 599 Postbaccalaureate courses
600 - 699 Graduate and Professional courses
700 - 999 Professional courses

Health Science Center

There were five passing grades - A, B, C, D, and S.
 
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/C 1.000 Failing, but course remediated (valid only for College of Medicine students)
I ----- Incomplete, hours not included in GPA
NR ----- No grade reported, hours not included in GPA
S ----- Satisfactory, C or above, hours not included in GPA
U 0.000 Unsatisfactory, D or F  hours not included in GPA
U/S ----- Unsatisfactory, but course successfully remediated (valid only for Health Science Center)
Q ----- Q-Drop; Course dropped with no penalty (valid only for Texas A&M consorita courses)
W ----- Withdraw/Dropped (hours not included in GPA)

 
Transfer work was noted on HSC transcripts 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.'
TR ----- Transfer of credit (e.g.. credit by exam)

College of Dentistry

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

 

School of Law

Effective fall 2013, the School of Law became an academic college of Texas A&M University. The law school was established in 1989, as the Dallas/Fort Worth School of Law and was acquired by Texas Wesleyan University (Forth Worth, Texas) in 1992. In 2013, the law school was acquired by Texas A&M University. Grades for the 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. Prior to the fall 2003, and while operating as Texas Wesleyan School of Law, the law school employed a numerical grading scale.  Former students of the Law School who were enrolled prior to the fall 2013 semester, while it operated under Texas Wesleyan School of Law, will need to order an official transcript from the Texas Wesleyan University's Registrar's Office.

 

Grade Scale - Summer 1998-Fall 2003

Grade Numeric Range
A 85-94
B 78-84
C 70-77
D 60-69
F 50-59

Grade Scale - Spring 1998 Only

Grade Numeric Range
A 85-99
B 78-84
C 70-77
D 60-69
F 50-59

Grade Scale - Before 1998

Grade Numeric Range
A 90-99
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F 0-59

Other Grades Interpretation

Grade Definition
P Pass
F Fail
I Incomplete
W Withdrawal
CI Course in Progress
CR Credit
 

Maximum Allowed Course Average - 2004-2006

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

Maximum Allowed Course Average - 2003-2004

Course Average Course Type
2.50 all lockstep courses
2.75 all non-lockstep courses with an enrollement over twenty
3.00 all non-lockstep courses with an enrollment of twenty or fewer

Maximum Allowed Course Average - 2000-2003

Course Average Course Type
76 all courses

Maximum Allowed Course Average - 1996-1998

Course Average Course Type
72-76 all lockstep courses
74-79 all other courses

 
 
Academic
Years Valid
Minimum Required
2003-2006 2.33 GPA or higher
1996-2003 70 average or higher