University of Oregon Grading System

The University of Oregon grading system includes the following grades. The numbers shown represent points used in computing grade point averages.

Grade Points used to calculate GPA Explanation
A 4 Excellent
B 3 Good
C 2 Satisfactory
D 1 Inferior
F 0 Unsatisfactory performance, no credit awarded
+ +0.30 With A,B,C,D
- -0.30 With A,B,C,D
P   Satisfactory (C- or above for undergraduate work, B- or above for graduate work)
N   Less than satisfactory performance, no credit awarded (D+ or lower for undergraduate work, C+ or lower for graduate work)
AU   Audit, no credit awarded
W   Officially withdrawn without penalty
I   Incomplete
X   No grade reported by instructor (assigned by the Registrar)
Y   No basis for grade (recorded by the instructor)

Calculating a Grade Point Average

A student's cumulative UO grade point average includes all attempted credits at the UO graded A, B, C, D, or F. All grades are included in the computation, including those deducted for repetition. However, courses numbered below 100 are excluded from credits earned and from GPA calculation, and marked with an "E."

Grade point averages are calculated by assigning four points for each credit of A, three points for each credit of B, two points for each credit of C, one point for each credit of D and zero points for each credit of F. A plus sign increases the points assigned to the letter grade by .30 per credit, and the minus sign decreases the points assigned the letter grade by .30 per credit. Marks I, W, X and Y, and grades N and P are disregarded.

The grade point average is calculated by dividing the sum of all the points by the total number of credits of A, B, C, D, F.

A student may not earn credit more than once for a non-repeatable course. If a non-repeatable course with a grade of A, B, C, D or P is repeated, the credit earned after the first attempt will be excluded from the student's total credits earned, but the grade will be used in the GPA calculation. Earned credit will not be given for courses repeated beyond the limits stated in the General Bulletin. Those courses that are repeated and do not earn credit will be identified with a "M" in the Repeated Course field on the student's academic record.

Choosing a Grading Option

Courses may be taught graded only, pass-no pass only, or optional grading. Details are published in the online class schedule for each course. When a choice is available, students may elect to be evaluated on either a graded (A,B,C,D,F) or a pass/no pass (P/N) basis. Classes offered pass/no pass only are noted on the final grade report as P*. Each department, school, or special program has its own regulations on pass/no pass classes for majors. Before exercising the pass/no pass option, students should talk with an advisor.

When registering for a course with optional grading, DuckWeb automatically defaults to the graded option. To change the grading option in DuckWeb, select "Student Menu" then "Registration Menu" then "Change Variable Credit/Grading Option." For classes with lectures and discussions or labs, make the change to the lecture only.

The deadline to change grading options for the regular term is the end of the seventh week of the term. See Academic Calendars for specific deadlines or check the deadlines for a particular CRN in the online class schedule.

Grades are Posted on DuckWeb

Grades are updated once per day and posted on DuckWeb beginning the Monday of Finals Week each term. Select the "Student Menu" and then the "Grades and Transcripts" menu.

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