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Grades Policy

Policy Statement

Scale

Grade Grade Points
A+ 4.0
A 4.0
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.0
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.0
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.0
F 0.0
AU 0.0
INC 0.0
W 0.0
CR 0.0
NCR 0.0

The letter grades are given for individual courses, and grade points are used to compute GPAs for each student at the end of each term, on both a term and a cumulative basis. Earned grades of F (not assigned administratively) are permanent and cannot be changed.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The term or cumulative GPA is calculated by using the following formula:
GP = Grade Points | Credits = Credits

Drexel University computes a single, cumulative undergraduate and Graduate GPA that includes all coursework a student has taken at the University. The GPA is calculated to two respective decimal points and the resultant GPA is not rounded up.

Only the credits earned from the first time a course is completed with a passing grade will be included in a student's earned and passed hours.

Grade of Incomplete (INC)

See Incomplete Grade Policy.

Grade Not Submitted (GNS)

A GNS is recorded when your instructor does not submit a grade by the grade submission deadline. This is not a grade, but a temporary indicator that requires prompt resolution leading either to the removal of the course from your record or the assignment of a grade.

If a final grade is not submitted by the end of the following term, an administrative grade of N/F will be recorded on your transcript. If the "GNS" notation is left unresolved by the last day of classes of the next term immediately following the term that the original GNS was reported, it will become a N/F. This grade will be calculated as a failure in your GPA and is considered a permanent grade.