Grades

Permanent letter grades and their grade point values are:

A – Superior work 4 grade points per credit hour
B – Good work 3 grade points per credit hour
well above average
C – Average work 2 grade points per credit hour
D – Passing work, 1 grade point per credit hour
below average work
F – Failing work 0 grade points per credit hour
I – Incomplete
CR – Credit
NC – No credit
IP – In progress (graduate projects, theses, dissertations)

A letter grade ending with an X indicates that the student is receiving that letter grade for non-attendance. This is normally associated with an F or an NC.

In addition, UALR uses the following administrative symbols:

AU – Audit

MG – Missing grade

W – Withdrawal/drop

A final course grade may not be changed on the basis of a second final examination or additional course work undertaken or completed after a student’s final course grade has been reported by the instructor to the Office of Records and Registration.

Credit/No Credit

Students may take one course each semester on a credit/no credit basis with instructor approval arranged at the time of registration. The selection of courses is limited to electives. Courses in which a department requires credit/no credit grading are not included in this limitation.


Incomplete

The designation I, or incomplete, is appropriate where the instructor deems that circumstances beyond the student’s control prevented timely completion of course requirements. The designation normally is given by the instructor only after consultation with the student and after the student has been informed in writing. Additionally, a copy of the written notice is filed with the department chairperson regarding work to be completed and the completion date.
The work must be completed and the I converted by the instructor to the appropriate grade within 90 days for undergraduate courses and within 1 year for graduate courses from the time the I was recorded. Failure to do so will result in the I being administratively changed to an F.

A request to extend the deadline to complete an I must be completed by the instructor and forwarded to the Office of Records and Registration prior to the 90-day expiration date. The request must include a specific date by which all course work will be completed.


Audit

Students may take a course as an audit. By auditing a course, the student is enrolled in the course but does not participate in the formal assignments of the class and does not receive a grade or credit. Students may not change their registration to credit after the deadline listed in the academic calendar, which is normally at the end of the registration period.

Criteria to receive the audit grade may be set forth by the instructor of the course. Auditing is subject to the professor’s approval and the payment of the applicable fees.


Missing Grade MG

No grade reported by instructor.