V. Grades and Scholastic Average

A. Grades

  1. The letter grades for completed courses used in the calculation of scholastic average are the following:

    • A-excellent (four quality points)
    • B-good (three quality points)
    • C-satisfactory (two quality points)
    • D-passing (one quality point)
    • F-failure, must be repeated if in a required course (no quality points)
  2. The following grades will be used in the cases indicated and will not be included in the calculation of scholastic average:

    • S-satisfactory performance in a course
    • U-unsatisfactory performance in a course
    • V-assigned when the course has been audited; not credit given; and implies no academic achievement on the part of the student
  3. The following grades will be used in the cases indicated and will not be included in the calculation of scholastic average:

    • I-incomplete. Assigned when a student was doing satisfactory work, but for nonacademic reasons beyond his/her control and deemed acceptable by the instructor, was unable to meet the full requirements of the course. If the student's performance was so poor as to preclude his/her passing, the instructor shall assign the grade of F . Refer to section VII. B for regulations regarding removal of the I grade.
    • W- withdrawal without penalty. Withdrawals from individual courses without penalty will not be permitted after 50 percent of the term has been completed, as specified by the official calendar, except in cases of hardship as determined by the Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee or Graduate Committee, as appropriate. Withdrawal from school will not be permitted after 60 percent of the term except in cases of hardship as determined by the Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee or Graduate Committee, as appropriate. With the exception of part-time graduate students, students who withdraw from school and receive all grades of W will not ordinarily be permitted to re-enroll the next succeeding term. Refer to section VIII .B for regulations regarding readmission. See Catalog regulation II. Academic Calendar, A. Standard Calendar for more information.
    • NR- not reported. Assigned when an instructor fails to submit grades by the published deadline, through no fault of the student.
  4. Final grades are reported to the registrar at the end of each term.
  5. Progress report grades will be submitted to the Registrar on all classes numbered 1000 and 2000 each term. These grades will be used for the advisement of students, not for the calculation of any GPA at Georgia Tech. Progress report grades will be S or U (a grade of U indicates that based on work completed to that point the student's standing is in the D or lower range). They will be submitted after 40 percent of the term has been completed, as specified by the official calendar, and be available to students no later than the following Monday.
  6. If a final course grade is believed to be in error, the student should contact the professor as soon as possible. In general, no change of grade will be made after the end of the student's next term in residence.