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III - 6.20 - Policy on Grading Symbol Identification


I. Policy and Purpose

Bowie State University (BSU) shall develop for approval by the President, grading symbols and other notations to be used on academic transcripts.

II. Applicability

A. Scope: The appropriate grading symbol(s) shall be used on all graduate and undergraduate transcripts.

B. Eligibility: All full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students.

C. Responsibility: The instructor will be responsible for assigning the appropriate grading symbol.

III. Guidelines and Standards

The following grading symbols and other notations shall be used on academic transcripts by BSU:

    1. A........ Superior (4.00 points)
    2. B........ Very Good, Above Average (3.00 points)
    3. C........ Average (2.00 points)
    4. D........ Poor/Below Average (1.00 point) [not used for graduate courses]
    5. F......... Failure (0.00 points)
    6. S........ Satisfactory (0.00 points)

The following letter marks also may be used:

    1. U........ Unsatisfactory (0.00 points)
    2. I.......... Incomplete (0.00 points)
    3. PS...... Pass (0.00 points)
    4. CR..... Credit for Experience (0.00 points)
    5. AU..... Audit (0.00 points)
    6. W....... Withdrawal (0.00 points)

Transcript Notations:

    1. “Honors” recorded on the transcript indicates student in the Honors Program.
    2. REXC- Courses repeated and excluded from calculation of GPA.

RINC - Courses repeated and included in the calculation of the GPA.

    1. Students may repeat a course for the purpose of increasing mastery in a course where such is necessary for successful performance in a subsequent course or for meeting major requirements or for improving their grade point average.
    2. No course may be repeated more than twice except upon the advice of the academic advisor and with approval of the chair of the department in which the student is pursuing a major. In any case, only the higher/highest grade received in a repeated course will be included in the student grade point average.

IV. Result

A clearing system for grading and monitoring student academic progress.

V. Exceptions and Deviations


VI. Definitions



Effective Date: 02/07/2002Revised Date: 06/25/2012