Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Grade Information

Grading Symbols and Quality Point Conversion System

Grade Symbol Description Quality Points
A Excellent 4
B Good 3
C Satisfactory 2
D Poor 1
F Failure 0
I Incomplete 0
P Pass 0
NC No Credit 0
AU Audit 0
W Withdrawal 0
X No grade given 0

Grade Point Average

Grade points for a single course are calculated by multiplying the points assigned the letter grade (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0) by the number of credits of the course. Total grade points are calculated by adding the grade points earned in each course. The grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total grade points earned by the total number of credits attempted, (repeated courses are counted only once). Grades earned in courses taken at other colleges for transfer are not computed in the grade point average at Slippery Rock University unless the courses were taken with Slippery Rock University’s approval as a “Visiting Student” or “Distance Education Student” at another PA State System of Higher Education university. Further explanation concerning the calculation of the GPA may be directed to the student’s academic adviser, the Academic Services Department or the Office of Academic Records and Registration.