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Grades and Grading Policies

Grades that may be assigned in courses at the University of Texas at Arlington (Valid Grades) for undergraduate courses consist of and A, B, C, D, F, I, P, R, Q, P, Z. Grades assigned in graduate courses are limited to A, B, C, D, F, P, I, R, W. Instructors only assign grades listed on the MyMav grade roster for a given course. Students uncertain about the grading policy in a course should consult their instructor at the beginning of the term for information. Valid grades for independent study, conference, seminar, and readings courses vary widely among departments; therefore, a statement on valid grades and special grading policies, if any, is given at the beginning of the course descriptions for each program in this catalog.

Computation of the Grade Point Average

Computation of the Grade Point Average: The cumulative University grade point average for an undergraduate student is calculated on the basis of all work undertaken at UT Arlington, including credit by examination, correspondence and extension, for which a letter grade is given, unless the course is repeated under the Grade Replacement Policy or Grade Forgiveness Policy, or removed from the calculation under the Grade Exclusion Policy or Grade Forgiveness Policy. Courses in which the symbol I, P, Q, W or Z is recorded are excluded in calculating the grade point average. These grades appear on the student’s official transcript.

Grades earned at any institution other than UT Arlington are not used in calculating the University grade point average, but semester hours of transfer credit accepted by UT Arlington are added to hours taken at the University to determine the total college hours undertaken.

The following grades are used at UT Arlington:

Grade Description Grade Points Per Semester Hour
A Excellent 4
B Good 3
C Fair 2
D Passing, Below Average 1
F Failure 0
I Incomplete 0
W Withdrawn 0
Q Withdrawn - No Penalty (does not count toward Six-Course Drop Policy) 0
P Pass 0
R Research 0
Z No Credit 0

For additional information regarding grades, please see the University Catalog.