Graduate Grading System

Grades are due from the Instructor to the AGS Registrar’s Offense 15 days after the end date listed in SONIS.  They may take several days to administratively process.  Grade changes are subject to additional approvals and may take up to 10 days to administratively process.

The University operates on a four-point grading system as defined below.

Graduate Grade Definition

A Superior Work. Implies excellence in thinking and performance in a course. High-level work that is clear, precise, and well-reasoned, and insightful.
B Above Average. Implies sound thinking and performance in a course. B-level work is clear, precise, and well-reasoned but does not have the depth of insight that A-level work had.
C Average. Implies mixed thinking and performance in a course. C-level work is inconsistently clear, precise, well-reasoned, and inconsistently demonstrates comprehension of basic concepts and principles.
F Failure. Implies an attempt to get through a course by rote recall and reflects a mistaken comprehension of basic concepts and principles.
I Incomplete. Incompletes are recorded temporarily in extenuating circumstances after student request and administrative approval.
W Withdrawal. This grade is not used in computing the student’s GPA, but does affect completion rate.
AU Audit. No credit is earned. This grade is not used in computing the student’s GPA.

Computing Graduate Grade Point Average (GPA)

Letter grades are assigned numerical values according to the chart below.

A = 4.00 94 - 100 percent
A- = 3.70  91 - 93 percent
B+ = 3.30 88 - 90 percent
B = 3.00 84 - 87 percent
B- = 2.70 81 - 83 percent
C+ = 2.30 78 - 80 percent
C = 2.00 74 - 77 percent
F = 0.00 73 percent and below
I = 0.00, temporary
W = No grade point value assigned
AU = No grade point value assigned