Grade Codes

Different grade codes are accepted depending on the grading basis for the course, or a specific student scenario.

Codes for regular graduate (MBA/MAcc/MSCM) courses:

  • EX = Excellent
  • GD = Good
  • PS = Pass
  • LP = Low Pass
  • F = Fail

Codes for regular 900 level PhD courses:

  • S = Satisfactory
  • U = Unsatisfactory

Codes for regular undergraduate (BBA) and 800 level PhD courses:

  • A+
  • A
  • A-
  • B+
  • B
  • B-
  • C+
  • C
  • C-
  • D+
  • D
  • D-
  • E

Other codes:

  • I = Incomplete:  An incomplete should be assigned when a particular student has not completed all necessary coursework by the appropriate deadline set for the entire class, and the quality of the work actually completed is at least a C- (Low Pass) or better. This includes instances when a faculty member may approve delaying a final project or paper, or when an instructor may allow a later final exam. This also includes instances where the student provides documentation (medical or other) of the reason for the incomplete. The “I” grade simply denotes that the course was finished later than the normal class deadline. In all instances, once the work is complete and evaluated, the “I” will remain on the student’s record with the final grade appended (ex. “IPS”). Note that “I” grades will lapse to a failing grade. These failing grades will stand unless the instructor allows the student to complete all requirements at a later time. (see below)
  • NR = No Grade Reported:  NR should be assigned when one of the following scenarios occur:
    • Student never attended class
    • Pending Community Values Committee (CVC) investigation
  • Y = Extended Course.  Y should be for a course approved to extend beyond one term. This code is rarely applicable. Contact the Ross Registrar’s Office for more information.

Please note that I and NR codes will lapse to a failing grade if a grade change is not entered within four weeks of the end of the term. Grade changes are submitted via Wolverine Access. With permission of the instructor, the lapsed fail grade can still be changed if the instructor has agreed to a delayed course completion timeline. Again, the “I” grade remains.

Questions?  If you feel you have a unique situation, or are not sure which code to use, please contact the Ross Registrar’s Office before entering your grades.