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University Policies Grades

OFFICIAL GRADE ROSTERS

The scale of marks for official grade rosters is as follows*:

Grade

Performance

A

Excellent

B

Good

C

Satisfactory

D

Passing

F

Failure

S

Satisfactory: C- or above (applies to S/U graded courses only)

U

Unsatisfactory: F (applies to S/U graded courses only)

I/Grade

Incomplete course work: the grade that follows the I/ is the grade received if completion work is not submitted by deadline and an alternate grade submitted

M

Instructor has not submitted a grade

W

Official withdrawal

N

Ceased attending with officially dropping the course**


* Plus/minus grading is also used.

** An N grade automatically converts to an F three weeks into the fall semester.

Students are not permitted to Audit summer courses.


DEADLINES

The deadlines for changing to S/U are as follows:

  • Term I (Online Psychology): Friday, June 12
  • Term II (Online Mathematics) : Friday, July 17


Note on S/U:
Many schools do not accept a Satisfactory grade for transfer credit; accordingly, visiting students must obtain approval from the Summer Programs Office to change to S/U. A course may not be taken S/U to absolve a grade of F or D, and credits are not granted for S/U courses receiving a final grade of U. A course must be taken S/U to absolve a U in an S/U course.

Hopkins undergraduates may take one course S/U per summer. Use an add/drop form to change your grading type by the deadlines above. Please refer to the Undergraduate Student Handbook for additional policies regarding S/U. Krieger's AS students need the Advising Office approval for courses within their major or writing intensive courses. Whiting EN students need approval from the faculty advisor.

Pre-College Summer Program students must obtain approval for changing to S/U from the Summer Programs Office.

Course instructors are unaware of which students in a class are registered for S/U credit. They submit letter grades to the Registrar for all students in their course.

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