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Grading System

The following grades are used to report on the work of  UCSB students:

Undergrad. Courses
Graduate Courses
A (excellent) A (excellent)
B (good) B (good)
C (adequate) C (adequate)
D (barely passing) D (barely passing)
F (not passing) F (not passing)
P (passed) S (satisfactory)
NP (not passed) U (unsatisfactory)
I (incomplete) I (incomplete)
IP (in progress) IP (in progress)
W (withdrawal; undergraduate students only)

The grades A, B, C, and D may be modified by plus (+) or minus (-) suffixes. Grade points for each unit are assigned by the registrar as follows:

A+ = 4.0 A = 4.0 A- = 3.7
B+ = 3.3 B = 3.0 B- = 2.7
C+ = 2.3 C = 2.0 C- = 1.7
D+ = 1.3 D = 1.0 D- = 0.7
F, I, IP, P, NP, S, U and W = 0

Unit credit, but not grade-point credit, is assigned for P and S grades. For a description of the grading system in the College of Creative Studies, see the College of Creative Studies section.