UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 09-01-01

CATEGORY:              STUDENT AFFAIRS
SECTION:                  University Grading
SUBJECT:                 Grading System
EFFECTIVE DATE:   July 1, 2013 Revised
PAGE(S):                   2

I.    SCOPE

      This statement establishes the official University grading policy, and includes:

      -     All grades and their corresponding definitions

      -     All available grading options and their use

II.   POLICY

      The letter grade (LG) grading system identified below will be followed without exception:

                                                             Level of Attainment

                                         Undergraduate           Graduate             First Professional
            A+     4.00
            A       4.00             Superior                       Superior               Exceptional
            A-      3.75

            B+     3.25
            B       3.00             Meritorious                   Adequate
            B-      2.75

            C+     2.25
            C       2.00             Adequate                     Minimal                 Adequate
            C-      1.75

            D+     1.25
            D       1.00             Minimal
            D-      0.75

            F        0.00            Failure                          Failure                  Failure

      The following grades carry no quality points:

            G -    Unfinished Class Work
                     Class work unfinished because of extenuating personal circumstances.

            H -    Honors
                     Honors (exceptional) completion of class requirements.

            HS-   High Satisfactory
                     Used by School of Medicine only.

            I -      Incomplete
                     Incomplete course work, due to the nature of the course, clinical work, or

                     incomplete research work in individual guidance courses or seminars.

            LS -  Low Satisfactory
                     Used by School of Medicine only.

            N -    Audit
                     Noncredit.

            NC - No Credit
                     Noncredit.

            R -    Resignation
                     Student resigned from the University for the term.

            S -    Satisfactory
                     Satisfactory completion of class requirements.

            U -    Unsatisfactory
                     Unsatisfactory completion of class requirements.

            W -   Withdrawal

            Z -     Invalid Grade
                     Invalid grade reported.

            ** -    No grade
                     No grade reported.

      The following are available course grade options:

            LG                        Letter Grade
            H/S/U                   Honors/Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
            S/NC                    Satisfactory/No Credit
            LG and H/S/U      Letter Grade and Honors/Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
            LG and S/NC       Letter Grade and Satisfactory/No Credit
            H/HS/S/LS/U       Honors/High Satisfactory/Satisfactory/Low Satisfactory/

                                        Unsatisfactory (School of Medicine only)

            S/U                      Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (School of Medicine only)

      Where no grade option is indicated for a class by the department, Letter Grade will be the

      only option.

      All Thesis/Dissertation type classes are limited to the S/NC (Satisfactory/No Credit) grade

      option.