A201. Grades

(Am. 3.83)
  1. Grading

Under limitations specified in Regulations A202, A203, A204, and A205, work of students on the Berkeley Campus is reported in terms of the following grades:

A (excellent)                         

B (good)                               

C (fair)                                    

D (barely passed)                

F (failure)                                                       

P (passed at minimum level of C-)2

NP (not passed)3

S (satisfactory or passed at minimum level of B-)

U (unsatisfactory)

I (work incomplete, due to circumstances beyond the student's control, but of passing quality)

IP (work in progress; final grade to be assigned upon completion of entire course sequence)

Grades A, B, C, and D may be modified by Plus (+) or Minus (-) suffixes.

Credit toward Degree Requirements

Undergraduates

      • A course in which the grade A, B, C, D, or P is received is counted toward degree requirements.
      • A course in which the grade F or NP is received is not counted toward degree requirements.
      • Grades of I or IP are not counted until such time as they are replaced by grades A, B, C, D, or P.       

Graduates

      • A course in which the grade A, B, C, or S is received is counted toward degree requirements.
      • A course in which the grade D, F, or U is received is not counted toward degree requirements.
      • Grades of I or IP are not counted until such time as they are replaced by grades A, B, C, or S. (En. 3.83)
  1. Grade Points
    • Grade points per unit are assigned by the Registrar as follows: A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, and F = O; and these are used in determining students’ grade-point average.
    • When attached to the grades A, B, C, or D, plus (+) grades carry three-tenths of a grade point more per unit, and minus (-) grades, three-tenths of a grade point less per unit than unsuffixed grades, with the following exception:
      • The grade A+ carries 4 grade points per unit, the same as for an unsuffixed A; the grade A itself recognizes outstanding performance, but when A+ is reported, it represents extraordinary achievement.
    • The grades P, S, NP, U, I, and IP carry no grade points and the units in courses so graded are excluded in determination of the grade-point average.
  1. Grade Changes
    • All grades except I and IP are considered final when submitted by an instructor on the end-of-term course report.
    • No grade may be changed, therefore, except within the time limits and under the conditions specified in Regulation A207 below.
    • No final term grade, except I, may be revised as a result of re-examination or submission of additional work after the close of the term, subject to the provisions of Regulation A202 below.
  1. Course Repetitions

Repetition of courses not authorized by the Committee on Courses of Instruction to be taken more than once for credit is subject to the following conditions:

    1. A student may repeat only those courses in which the student received a grade of D+, D, D-, F, NP, or U, except as provided in SR 636, and an I may be repeated subject to Regulation A202.         
      • Courses in which a grade of D+, D, D-, or F has been received, and courses undertaken for a letter grade in which a grade of I has been received, may not be repeated on a P/NP or S/U basis.
    1. Repetition of a course more than once requires in all instances approval of the Dean of the College, School or Division in which the student is enrolled at the time the course is repeated.
      • Without this approval, a course repeated more than once will not be included in the grade-point average, but a passing grade in the repeated course will be accepted in satisfaction of unit requirements for the degree, subject to section D.3 below.
    1. Degree credit for a course will be given only once, but the grade assigned at each enrollment is permanently recorded except under the provisions of Regulation A202 below.
    2. In computing the grade-point average of a student who repeats courses in which a grade of D+, D, D-, or F was received, the units are counted only once and only the most recently earned grades and grade points are used for the first twelve units repeated.
      • Second repetitions which are approved by the Dean of a student's College or School, thus putting the courses into the grade-point average, are to be included in the twelve-unit limitations.
      • In case of repetitions beyond the twelve units, the grade-point average is based on all grades assigned and total units attempted.
      • If, however, a grade of I is awarded upon repetition of a course, the grade D+, D, D-, or F will continue to be computed in the grade-point average until the I Grade is replaced.
  1. Unit Conversion
    • Unit credit earned by students on any campus of the University of California while that campus is on a quarter calendar will be equivalent to credit earned on the Berkeley Campus as follows:
    • Each quarter unit is equivalent to two-thirds of a semester unit.

Notes

2 If an undergraduate takes a graduate course, he or she can receive a letter grade or P and would be expected to perform at least at a C- level. If a graduate student takes an undergraduate course, he or she may be assigned a letter grade or an S, and would be expected to perform at least at a B- level.

3 If an undergraduate takes a graduate course, he or she can receive a letter grade or P and would be expected to perform at least at a C- level. If a graduate student takes an undergraduate course, he or she may be assigned a letter grade or an S, and would be expected to perform at least at a B- level.