Find out about the UCSD grading system, the value of grade points, and how to interpret grades.
|Grade||Grade points per unit||Interpretation|
|A+, A, A-||4.0, 4.0, 3.7||Excellent|
|B+, B, B-||3.3, 3.0, 2.7||Good|
|C+, C, C-||2.3, 2.0, 1.7||Fair|
|D||1.0||Poor (Barely Passing)|
|P||Pass||C- or better, assigned to undergraduate students only|
|NP||Not Pass||Below C-|
|S||Satisfactory||B- or better, assigned to graduate students only|
|I||Incomplete||Work of passing quality but incomplete for good cause. Students must file a Request for Incomplete form and obtain the instructor's permission.|
|IP||In Progress||Course must be approved for IP grading.|
|W||Withdrew||Withdrew after fourth week of instruction, or after second meeting of some laboratory courses|
|Blank||Grade not reported by instructor|
Note: Students in the School of Medicine and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy are graded on an Honors/ Pass/ Fail basis in all required courses, and Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory in elective courses. Please contact the School of Medicine or Skaggs School of Pharmacy for complete information.
Plus and minus grading: Only the grades of A, B, and C may be modified by a plus (+) or minus (-) suffix. The grade of A+, when awarded, represents extraordinary achievement but does not receive grade point credit beyond that received for the grade of A. Use of plus and minus suffixes is optional. Instructors should clearly state the grading practices at the beginning of the quarter. Plus and minus grading became effective Fall Quarter, 1983.