Grades

The grading system is as follows:

Grade Description
A, A- Exceptional performance
B+, B, B- Strong performance (for undergraduate students); Average (for graduate courses)
C+, C, C- Adequate performance (for undergraduate courses); Poor (for graduate courses)
D+, D, D- Poor performance (available for undergraduate courses only)
F Failing performance. This grade is given for failure in a course; for unofficial withdrawal from a course after the deadline (see “W” grade); or, in some instances, when an Incomplete grade is not changed by the end of the next regular semester (see “I” grade).
P Pass. This grade is given for satisfactory completion of a course that is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. This grade is not used in computing a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA).
R Re-Registration Required. This undergraduate grade is given when a student has made significant, but not sufficient, progress in a developmental course. (See section entitled Developmental Courses.) This grade is not used in computing a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA).
S Satisfactory progress. This grade is given at the end of the first semester when satisfactory progress has been made in a course, which is part of a sequence of courses that take more than one semester to complete.
AU Audit. This grade is given to a student who attends a class for the purpose of acquiring knowledge, without earned credits. The auditor is expected to attend classes, do assigned reading, and participate in class discussions, but is not required to take examinations.
T Transfer. This grade is given to incoming students for courses accepted for transfer by Monmouth University. This grade is not computed in the grade point average (GPA).
W Withdrawal. This grade is given for withdrawal from a course or courses up to five weeks before the last day of classes in a regular semester or its equivalent in a shorter term. See the academic calendar for the last date to withdraw in a given semester or term.
I Incomplete. This grade is given in cases where permission has been granted by the instructor to postpone completion of specific required work, such as a laboratory project or report or a missed final examination. This grade is not intended for situations where, in the judgment of the instructor, the student must retake the course for an entire semester in order to earn a passing grade. The Incomplete grade, therefore, should not be used in cases where a grade of “W” or “F” would be appropriate. The student must complete the work within the time granted by the professor and no later than the end of the next regular semester. If the unfinished work is not completed within the specified time, an “F” grade will be recorded, unless the instructor indicates otherwise at the time the Incomplete was originally approved. Not available for thesis courses. For thesis courses that are graded on a Pass/Fail (P/F) scale, when the grade of “I” is assigned, the grade will be converted to “‘S’.” Similarly, in non-thesis courses graded on the P/F scale, when the grade of “S” is submitted, the grade will be converted to “I”.
NR No Report. This temporary grade is given by the Registrar when no grade has been received from the instructor at the time that official grades are issued.
X Credit by Exam. Portfolio Credit.
Q Waived. This graduate grade is determined by the appropriate department to indicate that certain course requirements are waived. This grade is not computed in the student’s grade point average (GPA).

Grade points are awarded for each credit on the basis of grades as follows:

Grade Value
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
P 0.00
F 0.00

Thus, if a student completes a three-credit course with a grade of A, 12 grade points are awarded. To calculate the grade point average (GPA) for a given semester, a student should divide the number of grade points awarded by the number of credits attempted (excluding withdrawals). The official GPA is rounded to two decimal places.

To calculate the cumulative graduate GPA, the total number of grade points awarded is divided by the total number of graduate credits attempted in all sessions at Monmouth University. Calculation of a major GPA includes all courses taken within the major and courses cross-listed within a major. All graduate courses are included with the GPA calculation, regardless of repeats.