Evaluation of Performance

Graduate students are graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U), or by request A, B, C, D, F. The grades A, B, or S are awarded for satisfactory work. A grade of C, D, or U will not satisfy requirements for the graduate degree. Courses in which a graduate student receives a grade of C, D, F, or U may be repeated. Credit points will be counted once, and the most recently earned grade will determine whether a degree requirement has been met. Repeating a course more than once requires the prior written approval of the dean of graduate studies.

Graduate student performance may also be evaluated according to the Narrative Evaluation System. Evaluations may be used by academic advisers and become part of the student’s official academic record. Read the FAQs for Students: Evaluations for an explanation of the narrative process.

Please also refer to the statement on Academic Integrity; Appendix F, Graduate Student–Faculty Adviser Relationship Guidelines; and Appendix O, Official University Policy on Academic Integrity for Graduate Students, published in the Student Policies and Regulations Handbook.