Grading helps identify a student’s performance in a course. Our grading system helps students recognize what’s needed to achieve their potential through hard work.
Understanding the Marks
The undergraduate grading system at Saint Louis University follows a 0 - 4.00 grade point scale.
Please note: The Cook School of Business does NOT allow the pass/no pass option to ANY undergraduate student enrolled in business courses. In addition, business students may NOT take ANY course on a pass/no pass basis if the course is used to fulfill degree requirements.
|A||4.00||High achievement & intellectual initiative|
|A-||3.70||Approaching high achievement|
|B+||3.30||Slightly higher than above average achievement|
|B||3.00||Above average achievement|
|B-||2.70||Approaching above average achievement|
|C+||2.30||Slightly above average achievement|
|C-||1.70||Below average achievement, grade does not fulfill “C or better” course requirements|
|D||1.00||Inferior but passing achievement, student should check individual school or departmental policies for further information on potential implications of “D” grades|
|AF||-||Automatic failure due to unauthorized withdrawal or excessive absence *|
|AU||-||Audit: Course appears on transcript, but no credits are given towards graduation *|
|I||-||Course work incomplete at last session due to extraordinary circumstances. Must be removed within one year after the course is taken or “I” is converted to “F.” For graduating seniors, this conversion will take place 30 calendar days after the commencement date. *|
|S||-||Satisfactory: Registration in special course carrying no credit. All schools except Parks College & the College of Philosophy and Letters. *|
|U||-||Unsatisfactory: Unsatisfactory participation in courses carrying no credit. All schools except Parks College & the College of Philosophy and Letters. *|
|NR||-||No grade reported: Notation is temporary & is changed after the course has been completed or grade assigned. In the College of Arts & Sciences, a mark of “no grade” will be converted to an “F” after one year. *|
|P||-||Pass: Credit is given toward graduation but has no effect on grade point average. Equivalent to “C” or better, All schools except the Cook School of Business. *|
|NP||-||No Pass: No credit toward graduation. Equivalent to “D” or “F.” All schools except the Cook School of Business & Philosophy and Letters *|
|W||-||Authorized withdrawal from a course *|
|X||-||Failure to take the final examination of a course. Must be cleared within 30 days of the end of the semester or session or a grade of “F” is recoded. All schools except the College of Arts & Sciences. *|
* Grade has no effect on the grade point average