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Grading System

The University of Missouri uses a letter grading system.

Fall 1997 - Present

A = Outstanding
B = Superior
C = Adequate
D = Marginal (not awarded to graduate students)
F = Unacceptable
W = Withdrew
WF = Withdrew failing
S = Satisfactory
S* = Satisfactory with honors (medicine only)
HN = Honors – (medicine only)
LC = Letter of commendation (medicine only, beginning summer 1998)
U = Unsatisfactory
I = Incomplete
H = Hearer or auditor
IP = In progress
PR = Preregistered
NR = Not reported
CR = Credit
E = Exam

Explanation of Remarks

C = Computer and information proficient
GH = General honors
M = A course including a substantial amount of mathematics reasoning
R = Repeated course, grade not figured in CUM GPA (effective fall 2000)
S = Service learning
W = A course requiring 5,000 words of writing and revisions
* = An official change has been made to this record

Grade Point Values

Grade point average is calculated on a four-point system.

A = 4.00
B = 3.00
C = 2.00
D = 1.00
F = 0.00
WF = 0.00

Plus/Minus System

The University of Missouri uses a plus/minus grading system. A plus (+) or minus (-) sign after a letter grade indicates an increase or decrease in point value.

Fall 2011 - Present

  • A plus (+) sign following a letter grade adds an additional 0.33 grade points per credit hour. Exception: No additional grades points are awarded for an A+.
  • A minus (-) sign following a letter grade subtracts 0.33 per credit hour.
  • Plus/minus grade points apply to undergraduate and graduate students.

Fall 1998 - Summer 2011

  • A plus (+) sign following a letter grade adds an additional 0.33 grade points per credit hour. Exception: No additional grades points are awarded for an A+.
  • A minus (-) sign following a letter grade subtracts 0.33 per credit hour.
  • Plus/minus grade points apply to undergraduate students only.

Fall 1995 - Summer 1998

  • A plus (+) sign following a letter grade adds 0.33 grade points per credit hour.
  • A minus (-) sign following a letter grade subtracts 0.33 per credit hour.
  • Plus/minus grade points apply to undergraduate students only.

Undergraduate Grading System

September 1969 - August 1987

A = Superior
B = Above Average
C = Average
D = Below average
F = Failure
Del. or (6) or DL, = Delayed or incomplete
Exc. or (0) or EX, = Excused from course
H = Hearer or Auditor
S = Satisfactory (A, B or C grade)
U = Unsatisfactory (D or F grade)

September 1958 - August 1969

A = Superior
B = Above Average
C = Average
D = Below average
F = Failure
Del. or (6) or DL, = Delayed or incomplete
Exc. or (0) or EX, = Excused from course
H = Hearer or Auditor

Before September 1958

E = Excellent
S = Superior
M = Medium
I = Inferior
F = Failure
Del. or (6)
Exc. or (0)

Graduate Grading System

Graduate: September 1940 - August 1987

A
B
C
D = No graduate credit (D grades discontinued March 1966)
F = Failure
Del. or (6) or DL = Delayed or Incomplete
Exc. or (0) or EX = Excused from course
H = Hearer or Auditor
N or NG = No graduate credit
G = Graduate credit awarded to an undergraduate student

Before September 1940

For exclusively graduate courses:

Passed
Not passed

To receive graduate credit in any course, a student must have enrolled in graduate school or as a post-baccalaureate special. All courses taken in graduate school or as a post baccalaureate special are graduate level.

Law School Grading System

Law: Fall 2007 - Present

Since 1987, the University of Missouri has used only a numeric grading system. Letter grades are listed as an approximate correlation and are for reference only. There is no definitive numeric-grade-to-letter-grade translation.

A = 92–100
B = 84–91
C = 77–83
D = 70–76
F = 65–69

Law: Fall 1987 - Summer 2007

Approximate letter grade correlation.

A = 90–100
B = 80–89
C = 70–79
D = 60–69
F = 55–59

Law: Fall 1975 - Summer 1987

A = Superior
B = Above average
C = Average
D = Below average (no graduate credit)
F = Failure
H = Hearer or auditor
S = Satisfactory (A, B or C grade)
U = Unsatisfactory (D or F grade)
DEL or DL = Delayed or incomplete
Exc or EX = Excused from course

Grade Point Average

Effective fall semester 1971, term and cumulative GPA reflect only University of Missouri course work. The term and cumulative-hour totals on the transcript include only those hours used in computing the GPA and do not include credit hours earned on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, advanced standing, credit by examination or physical education prior to August 1972.

Transcripts for students enrolling in the fall semester 1985 and after reflect the UM System cumulative grade point average for all prior course work taken at any of the campuses of the University of Missouri System. Repeated courses, marked R, are excluded from the GPA. In computing the cumulative GPA, the grade points assigned to students' UM transfer courses are assigned as if the course had been taken on campus.

Course Numbering System

Fall 2004 - Present

0000 to 0999: Skill-development courses: courses that do not count toward degree requirements

1000 to 1999: Freshman level courses

2000 to 2999: Sophomore level courses

3000 to 3999: Junior/senior level courses (upper division)

4000 to 4999: Junior/senior level courses (upper division)

5000 to 6999: Professional level courses

7000 to 7999: Beginning graduate courses

8000 to 8999: Mid-level graduate courses

9000 to 9999: Upper-level graduate courses

Course numbering system through summer 2000

1 to 99: Courses primarily for freshmen and sophomores

100 to 199: Courses primarily for undergraduates: no graduate credit

200 to 299: Courses for undergraduates, appropriate professional students and graduate students except for those graduate students whose major is in the department in which the course is offered

300 to 399: Courses for undergraduates, appropriate professional students and graduate students, without restriction to major

400 to 499: Primarily for graduate students and appropriate professional students in special programs. Undergraduates admitted only with the approval of the instructor of the course and the dean of the division in which the course is offered

500 to 599: Law, medicine or veterinary medicine courses