The instructor of record for each course assigns each student a course grade that indicates the student's academic performance in the course. Course grades may not be changed after the instructor reports the grade to the Records Office except in cases of computational error or for removal of an incomplete. Students may not perform additional work, revise a paper, repeat an exam, or complete other assignments after the instructor reports the final grade in order to receive a change of grade.
The student must be enrolled in the course for the semester to receive a grade. Grades can only be issued for work completed during the semester.
The following table presents grades, their numerical value used for the calculation of GPA, and their relation to the student's performance.
|A||4||superior performance in the course.|
|B||3||commendable performance in the essentials of the course.|
|C||2||acceptable performance in the essentials of the course.|
|D||1||marginal performance below the acceptable standards of university work.|
|F||0||unqualified failure and the necessity for repeating the course to obtain credit.|
|S||Not Included||Not Included satisfactory/no credit basis. The hours are not computed in the grade point average.|
|NC||Not Included||failure to complete the requirements in satisfactory/no credit courses. The attempted hours are not computed in the grade point average.|
|NR||Not Included||a temporary administrative note that the instructor of record had not submitted a course grade. The NR is not computed in the grade point average.|
|I||Not Included||an interim grade given to a student whose work has been of passing quality and who has valid reason for not completing some requirement of the course. Removal of an Incomplete must be submitted by the instructor to the Records Office no later than three weeks before the last day of classes in the next regular semester, or the Incomplete will become an F. The Incomplete grade will not be computed in the grade point average during the interim. Any student called to active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States may, with the permission of the instructor, be given an indefinite incomplete. The incomplete may be made up at any time, or a retroactive withdrawal may be granted (Students must contact the Records Office for appropriate procedure.)|
|IP||Not Included||an interim grade for departmental honors courses numbered 495r, indicating work in progress. It must be removed by the end of the next regular semester, or the In Progress becomes an F. The IP will not be computed in the grade point average during the interim.|
|W||Not Included||official withdrawal from one or more courses after the first two weeks of classes and up to the last six class weeks before final examinations. Comparable deadlines apply to each of the summer terms.|
|WF||Not Included||for students who are receiving Title IV financial aid and who have stopped attending UTC classes without withdrawing officially. The WF is the equivalent of F for all academic purposes. The grade of F, as submitted by the instructor, will be changed to WF by the Records Office. The last day of class attendance will be obtained from the instructor and will be used to determine change in enrollment status. The change in enrollment status will be communicated to the U.S. Department of Education as required. The grade of F will be reflected on transcripts and on the report of academic progress. The WF will be on the academic record for internal use only.|
Students may review their semester grades online through the secure Student Information link in their MocsNet account. To access the Student Information link, students must have the secure identification number (SID). Grades are posted to the MocsNet account upon completion of the end of semester grade processing period and are usually available to students by Friday afternoon before Commencement.
Grades for the individual summer terms are usually available within 5 days after the end of the respective term.
Grade Point Average
The grade point average (GPA) is the total number of quality points divided by the total number of attempted credit hours, including hours for which the student received an F. The GPA does not include credit hours for courses in which grades of S, NC, I, and W have been earned. (Institutional credit is not included in the calculation of grade point averages for graduation or for honors.) Grade point averages are not rounded.
How to Compute Grade Point Average (GPA)
Standard GPA Calculation -
- Multiply the grade value for each course taken by the credit hours for that course. The product of this multiplication will be the grade points. Total the quality points and the credit hours.
- Divide the total quality points by the total attempted hours.
- Do not include the hours for S, or NC or I grades.