Definition of Grades

Grading System: A standard system of grading is followed in all college departments as listed in the table below.

Grade Definition Grade Point Effective Dates and Explanations
A Excellent 4.0 Fall 1965
A-   3.7 Fall 1977
B+   3.3 Fall 1977
B Good 3.0 Fall 1965
B-   2.7 Fall 1977
C+   2.3 Fall 1977
C Satisfactory 2.0 Fall 1965
C-   1.7 Fall 1977
D+   1.3 Fall 1977
D Passing 1.0 Fall 1965
D-   0.7 Fall 1977
F Failing 0.0 Fall 1965
FW Failing Withdrawal 0.0 Fall 1965 - Summer 1968; Failing course at the time of official withdrawal. Is charged equivalent to an F.
WF Withdrawal Failing 0.0 Fall 1968 - Summer 1973; Replaces FW grade.
UW Unofficial Withdrawal 0.0 Fall 1971 - Summer 1973; Unauthorized withdrawal. Is charged equivalent to an F.
W Withdrawal Not calculated in GPA Fall 1973; Official drop from course.
WU Withdrawal Unauthorized 0.0 Fall 2002; Replaces U Grade.
I Incomplete Not calculated in GPA Fall 1965 - Summer 1973; Course work not completed.
I Incomplete Authorized Not calculated in GPA Fall 1973; May be charged quivalent to an F if not completed.
U Unauthorized Incomplete 0.0 Fall 1977 - Summer 2002; Did not withdraw nor complete course work. Is charged equivalent to an F.
IC Incomplete Charged 0.0 Fall 2002; Authorized incomplete not completed. Charged equivalent to an F.
SP Satisfactory Progress Not calculated in GPA Fall 1973 - Summer 2002; Work in progress that extends beyond one academic term.
RP Report in Progress Not calculated in GPA Fall 2002; Replaces SP grade.
CR Credit Not calculated in GPA 1965; Equivalent to a grade of C (2.0) or better. For graduate courses it is equivalent to a grade of B (3.0) or better.
NC No Credit Not calculated in GPA 1973; Equivalent to a grade of C- (1.7) or less. For graduate courses it is equivalent to a grade of B- (2.7) or less.
CBE Credit by Exam Not calculated in GPA Fall 1994; Course passed through an examination. Credit Awarded.
AU Audit Not calculated in GPA Fall 1973 - Summer 1979; Enrollment as an auditor. Credit not awarded.
RD Report Delayed Not calculated in GPA Fall 1977; Grading delayed beyond the control of the student.
P Pass - No Report Not calculated in GPA Fall 1968 - Summer 1970; Temporarily used in an experimental program.


Code Symbols: The following codes are also used to provide further information:

I Incomplete grade change
S RP (or SP) grade change
P Applies to postbaccalaureate program
R Repeated course
F Academic Renewal: course(s) disregarded from all consideration associated with requirements for a baccalaureate degree.
NSE National Student Exchange Program*
LNS London Business Semester*
IP International Programs*
UCR CSUSB/UCR Cross Registration Program*
H Honors

* Course work reflected in quarter units. Grading scales may differ from CSUSB grading. Resident credit awarded.