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California State University, Long Beach

Grading Reference

Grade Definition
A Performance of the student has been at the highest level, showing sustained excellence in meeting all course requirements and exhibiting an unusual degree of intellectual initiative.
B Performance of the student has been at a high level, showing consistent and effective achievement in meeting course requirements.
C Performance of the student has been at an adequate level, meeting the basic requirements of the course.
D Performance of the student has been less than adequate, meeting only the minimum course requirements.
F Performance of the student has been such that minimal course requirements have not been met.
I Incomplete
This grading symbol indicates that a portion of the required course work has not been completed or evaluated in the prescribed time period due to unforeseen, but fully justified reasons and that there is still a possibility of earning credit.  (normally not more than one-third). The student must bring pertinent information to the instructor so that he/she may complete an "Incomplete" contract to allow the student one calendar year (or a shorter period) to complete any remaining requirements, after which time the "I" becomes a failing grade. No student may re-enroll in a course in which he/she has received an “I” until the “I” has been converted to a grade.
WU Unauthorized Withdrawal   This grading symbol indicates that a student enrolled in a course but did not officially withdraw from the course and failed to complete the course requirements. A "WU" grade is equivalent to an "F" for GPA and other calculations. In the case of CR/NC option, the grade of NC should be assigned. Instructors must report the 'Last Date of Attendance' for all WU assignments.
AU

Audit  Enrollment as an auditor is subject to permission of the instructor, provided that enrollment in a course as auditor only after credit students have had an opportunity to enroll.  Once enrolled as an auditor, a student may not change to credit status unless such a change is requested prior to the last day to add classes.

CR Credit Usually equivalent to an A, B, or C.
NC No Credit Usually equivalent to a D,  F, or WU.
See Receiving Credit/No Credit for additional information.
RD Report Delayed
This grading symbol indicates that a student received an "I" and the "Incomplete" contract was either not submitted with the course grade sheet or was not completed correctly by the department. This grading symbol is also used when a department does not submit a course grade sheet.
RP Report In Progress
This grading symbol is used in connection with courses requiring multiple enrollment, i.e. that extend beyond one academic term.
W Withdrawal
This grading symbol is used when the student was permitted to withdraw from a course after the second week of instruction with the approval of the instructor and appropriate campus official. (see Dropping and Withdrawing from Classes)
WE Withdrawal for Extenuating Circumstances (Effective Fall 2009)
This grading symbol is used when the student was permitted to withdraw from a course for extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control.  (see Dropping and Withdrawing from Classes)