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Grades

Grading System

The following grades are used to determine achievement in coursework at UTB. Their corresponding grade values are indicated below. 

 

Grades

Explanation

Grade Points Per Semester Hour

A+

98-100

4.00

A

93-97.9

4.00

A-

90-92.9

3.67

B+

87-89.9

3.33

B

83-86.9

3.00

B-

80-82.9

2.67

C+

77-79.9

2.33

C

73-76.9

2.00

C-

70-72.9

1.67

D+

67-69.9

1.33

D

63-66.9

1.00

D-

60-62.9

0.67

F

Below 60 (failure)

0.00

AU Audit Not used in Computing GPA
I Incomplete Not used in computing GPA
P Pass Not used in computing GPA
CR Credit Not used in computing GPA (Advanced placement and CLEP credit only)
NR No Grade Reported Not used in computing GPA (Office of the Registrar use only)
S Satisfactory Not used in computing GPA (Non-course based remediation only)
U Unsatisfactory Not used in computing GPA (Non-course based remediation only)
W Withdrawn Not used in computing GPA

WC

Withdrawn due to casualty

Not used in computing GPA

WM

Withdrawn Military

Not used in computing GPA

WS

Withdrawn, excluded from Academic Progress

Not used in computing GPA

 

Grades are awarded in courses in which students are officially enrolled after the official record date. This deadline to drop is specified in the Academic Calendar for each enrollment period. After the deadline to drop with a grade of "W" has passed, a student may not be given a "W" on the final grade sheet.

Grade Inquiry

Final grades are available to students within 24 hours after all final exam grades have been submitted to the respective Dean's office after the end of each term. Grade reports are not mailed to students. Students interested in obtaining their grades may log on to UTB Online.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Grade point averages are computed by dividing the total grade points earned by the total semester hours attempted. A sample calculation method: 

 

Course

No.

Grade

Hours

Grade Points per Hour

Total Grade Points

ENGL

2302

A

3

4

3hrs x 4pts per hour = 12

MATH

4316

B

3

3

3hrs x 3pts per hour = 9

HIST

3314

C

3

2

3hrs x 2pts per hour = 6

CHEM

3403

D

4

1

4hrs x 1pt per hour = 4

KINE

1101

F

1

0

1hr x 0pts per hour = 0

TOTAL

 

 

14

 

31

 

Total Hours Attempted: 14 semester hours
Total Grade Points: 31 points
Total Grade Points/Total Semester Hours Attempted = GPA

31 / 14 = 2.21 GPA

Dean's List

After each fall and spring semester, a dean’s list is published listing the names of all undergraduate students enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours who have a grade point average of 3.5 or better for courses taken that semester.  Honors for summer 1 and summer2 are based on enrollment of 6 hours per session.

President's List

After each fall and spring semester, a president’s list is published listing the names of all undergraduate students enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours who have a grade point average of 4.0 for courses taken that semester. Honors for summer 1 and summer2 are based on enrollment of 6 hours per session.

Repeated Courses

When an undergraduate course is repeated, only the last grade and hours earned are used to calculate the grade point average. Graduate courses follow a different method of calculation. A graduate student may repeat any course. All grades earned (including those for repeated courses) will be used to compute the grade point average. All attempts become a part of the permanent academic record.

Grade Changes

If an error in computation, evaluation or recording warrants a grade change, the instructor may process a grade change form through his/her Department Chair. The change request form must have written justification by the instructor, recommendation of the Department Chair, and approval by the Dean.

Incomplete Grades

A grade of "I" may be given when students have not completed the required coursework within the allotted time of a regular semester or summer session if the instructor determines that the reason for the work being incomplete is valid and that the grade of "I" is justified. A written agreement between the student and the instructor specifying the work to be made up and the deadline for its accomplishment must be filed in the office of the Department Chair at the time that the "I" is submitted. The work agreed upon must be satisfactorily completed and the "I" changed no later than the end of the next regular (Fall or Spring) semester from the date the "I" was received (unless an extension is requested by the instructor) or the grade will automatically be recorded as an "F" on the official transcript.

A student will not be given an "I" grade to allow:

  • Time to prepare coursework in addition to that assigned to the entire class
  • Time to repeat the entire course; or
  • Opportunity to raise a grade

NOTE: Incomplete grades are not issued for student or faculty convenience. They may be issued only in the case of compelling, non-academic circumstances beyond the student's control.

 

 

 

Registrar

 Enrollment Center @ The Tower, Main 1.100

One West University Boulevard
Brownsville, Texas 78520

Phone: 956-882-8254
Fax: 956-882-8832
registrars@utb.edu

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