Grade point averages (scholastic averages) are computed by dividing the honor points a student has earned by the hours elected. The term grade point average and the cumulative grade point average are computed for each student at the end of each term and become part of the student's official University of Michigan-Dearborn academic record.

The method of grading undergraduate students is the letter grade system (A, B, C, D, E). Courses in which grades of E or U are earned cannot be used in fulfillment of degree requirements.

Additional symbols used in the grade reporting system are: F, failed (pass/fail option election); I, incomplete; NR, grade not reported; P, passed (pass/fail option election); S, satisfactory (courses graded S/E or S/U); NC, no credit; U, unsatisfactory (courses graded S/U); UE, unearned fail; VI, audit; W, withdrawal; X, absent from final examination; Y, indicates the course extends beyond the term. For complete definitions, see the University Catalog Grade Notations page. 

The grades of E, IE, UE, or XE are not assigned honor points and thus will lower the student's grade point average. The grade NC is used only for certain courses. When this grade is officially granted, the grade NC and the course will appear on the student's transcript, but the course will not be used in computing a grade point average.

Grading System

  • Effective Fall 2019 (September 4, 2019)

    Please note that this grading system is only valid for terms in which students were enrolled beginning Fall 2019 (September 4, 2019).  All students enrolled prior to this date should refer to the grading system below.

    Letter Grade

    Honor Points

    Letter Grade

    Honor Points

    A, A+

    4.0

    C

    2.0

    A-

    3.7

    C-

    1.7

    B+

    3.3

    D+

    1.3

    B

    3.0

    D

    1.0

    B-

    2.7

    D-

    0.7

    C+

    2.3

    E/UE

    0.0

  • Effective through Summer 2019 (August 23, 2019)

    Please note that this grading system is only valid for terms in which students were enrolled prior to Fall 2019 (September 4, 2019).  All students enrolled beyond this date should refer to the grading system above.

    Letter Grade

    Honor Points

    Letter Grade

    Honor Points

    A, A+

    4.0

    C

    2.0

    A-

    3.7

    C-

    1.7

    B+

    3.4

    D+

    1.4

    B

    3.0

    D

    1.0

    B-

    2.7

    D-

    0.7

    C+

    2.4

    E/UE

    0.0

    Note: The A+ and D- grades are not used by Engineering instructors.

Note: The A+ and D- grades are not used by Engineering instructors.
The A+ grade is not used by Education instructors.

Grades associated with transfer credit from other schools or colleges (including other University of Michigan campuses) are neither recorded nor used in computing grade point averages of students.

Please see the Repeat Course Policy for information on how repeated courses are handled at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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