Grades

Grades on the Web

You may view your student records online, including holds, term grades, addresses, and account information. Grades for fall semester are available in January; spring grades are available the end of May; summer grades are available the end of August. Grades are not sent by mail or email.

Grading Symbols

A
Outstanding achievement
B
Outstanding achievement
C
Satisfactory achievement
D
Minimum performance
F
Failure without credit
AU
AUDIT grade does not earn academic or degree credit. This grade refers to the student's status as an auditor.
CR
CREDIT indicates satisfactory achievement of course requirements. Does not affect GPA calculation.
I
INCOMPLETE indicates that a portion of required coursework has not been completed and evaluated in the prescribed time period due to unforeseen, but fully justified, reasons and that there is still a possibility of earning credit. It is the responsibility of the student to bring pertinent information to the attention of the instructor and to determine from the instructor the remaining course requirements which must be satisfied to remove the Incomplete.
The instructor of the course will complete an Authorized Incomplete form, available online via the Faculty/Student Center. The date by which the course is to be completed will be stated; however, no more than one year from the time the class ended will be allowed to complete the requirements (except due to special circumstances as approved by instructor and submission of a Petition of the Student). Either the instructor will change the Incomplete to an appropriate grade or it will administratively be changed to either a letter grade of F (Failure) and will be included in the student’s grade point average or to a grade of NC (No Credit) depending on the grade mode of the course. Click here for PDF instructions on how to use your Student Center to accept an Incomplete Contract.
NC
NO CREDIT indicates unsatisfactory achievement of course requirements. This grade is not used in grade point calculation, however, some universities and many graduate and   professional schools interpret an NC grade as F.
RD
REPORT DELAYED is assigned by the Registrar and indicates that due to circumstances beyond the control of the student, a grade has not been reported to the Office of the Registrar.
RP
REPORT IN PROGRESS is used in conjunction with thesis project and other courses where work assigned extends beyond one academic term. The RP indicates that work is in progress but that assignment of a final grade must await completion of additional work. RP is not included in the student’s grade point average. Work is to be completed in one year except for master’s thesis courses. Master’s thesis courses with an RP grade must be completed within seven years from the end of the term in which it was assigned. If an undergraduate student
does not complete the coursework within one year, the RP grade will be administratively
changed to a grade of F (Failure) and will be included in the student’s grade point average or to a grade of NC (No Credit) depending on the grade mode of the course. If a graduate student does not complete the coursework within seven years, the RP grade will be administratively changed to a grade of F (Failure) and will be included in the student’s grade point average or to a grade of NC (No Credit) depending on the grade mode of the course.
W
WITHDRAWAL or an authorized drop of the class within the allowed deadline. The symbol W indicates the student was permitted to drop the course after the fourth week of instruction with the approval of the instructor and department chair. It carries no connotation of quality of student performance and is not used in calculating grade point average. Note: If a student withdraws completely from Humboldt, an instructor has the right to override a W with an F or NC, depending on the grade mode of the course. Effective fall 2009, students will only be permitted to withdraw from 18 semester units after the fourth week of instruction for a serious and compelling reason.
WU
WITHDRAWAL UNAUTHORIZED indicates that an enrolled student did not withdraw from the course and also failed to complete course requirements. It is used when, in the opinion of the instructor, completed assignments and/or course activities were insufficient to make normal evaluation of the academic performance possible. For purposes of grade point average this symbol is equivalent to an F and is included in grade point average.
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Symbol following a grade indicates a remedial course. Remedial courses do not earn academic or degree credit.

Grade-Point System

Grade Grade Points Included in GPA
A 4.0 Y
A- 3.7 Y
B+ 3.3 Y
B 3.0 Y
B- 2.7 Y
C+ 2.3 Y
C 2.0 Y
C- 1.7 Y
D+ 1.3 Y
D 1.0 Y
F 0.0 Y
AU 0.0 N
CR 0.0 N
I 0.0 N
NC 0.0 N
RD 0.0 N
RP 0.0 N*
W 0.0 N
WU 0.0 Y

* Report in Progress in undergraduate level courses change to "F/NC" if not completed within one year.

* Report in Progress in master's theses courses changed to F or NC if not completed within seven years.

Credit/No Credit

No more than 24 semester units of credit/no credit (mandatory and/or optional) mode courses taken at Humboldt State will be counted toward the bachelor's degree. Courses used to fulfill major requirements may not be taken on an optional credit/no credit basis. Check with your academic advisor for more information.

Mandatory CR/NC Grading

Some courses are offered only credit/no credit—no letter grades. These include activity courses, thesis projects, field projects, independent study courses, and specialized courses.

Optional CR/NC Grading

An undergraduate student has a choice in some courses to opt for credit/no credit (CR/NC) in place of a letter grade. Optional CR/NC courses cannot apply towards major requirements. Undergraduate students should not exceed the 24 semester unit maximum referred to in the Credit/No Credit section (see above). Graduate students may take degree requirements for credit/no credit only in mandatory credit/no credit courses. No more than one-third of the master’s degree courses may be taken credit/no credit. Undergraduate students desiring to register for optional credit/no credit courses will do so in the following manner:

  1. Register for all courses using Student Center.
  2. Once you have enrolled in a class, you can change how a class is graded by using the Edit Class Enrollment Options in your Student Center. Select the class to edit, click on the Grading drop-down menu and select the Credit/ No Credit option. If a drop-down menu is not available, the course does not have an option to change the grading basis. Confirm your selection of the change in grading by clicking the Finish Editing button. Always consult with your advisor before selecting a grade option other than Letter Grade.
  3. Evaluating Credit – for an undergraduate, unclassified post-baccalaureate, and second bachelor’s degree students credit is equivalent to a passing grade (A, B, C, or C-) No credit is equivalent to a D+ or lower. For a graduate student who is in a master’s degree program or a credential-seeking student, credit is equivalent to a passing grade (A, B, or B-). No credit is equivalent to a C+ or lower.