Letter grades are given in all courses. Grades signify the various levels of achievement in carrying out the performance objectives of the course. Students will be informed of these criteria by the instructor who may use such methods as written papers, participation in class discussions, performance on assigned projects, and mid-term and final examinations. A grade change may be made within two years of the semester the course was completed. No grade changes will be made beyond the two year limit.
|D||1.0||Minimal passing achievement|
|F||0||Less than minimal passing achievement (0 grade points and 0 credits awarded. Course computed in GPA)|
|CR||0||Credit awarded (No grade points assigned and not computed in GPA)|
|NC||0||No credit awarded (no grade points earned and not computed in GPA)|
|CE||0||Credit-by-lnstitutional Examination. Credit awarded for passing the examination with a "C" grade or higher (No grade points assigned and no credits computed in GPA)|
|PBA||0||Credit awarded via Portfolio-Based Assessment|
|W||0||Withdrawal from the course (No grade points assigned and no credits computed in GPA)|
|N||0||No grade assigned (No grade points assigned and no credits computed in GPA)|
|L||0||Course was audited|
|NP||0||No credit given|
|RD||0||Record Delayed - Not Submitted|
"I" is used to indicate that the student has yet to complete a small but important part of the work for the course. It is given at the instructor's option. Work must be made up by the end of the 10th week of the following semester. For “I” grades assigned during Summer Session, work must be made up by the end of the 10th week of the following fall semester. "I" reverts to the "contingency" grade assigned at the time of final evaluation. Grade may not revert to a "W." An "I" grade, regardless of the contingency grade assigned, is considered non-completion of a course.
"CR" is used to indicate passing with a "C" or higher for courses taken under the Credit/No Credit option. It is also used to indicate credit for equivalency exams (e.g., AP, CLEP) and non-collegiate sponsored education.
"NC" is used to indicate not passing with a "C" or higher grade for courses taken under the Credit/No Credit option.
"W" is used to indicate formal withdrawal from a course after the first three weeks of the semester (or its equivalent in a shorter term course).
"L" is used to indicate that the course was audited by the student. No credit is given and no grade points are earned. The instructor will determine the extent of classroom participation required of the auditor.
"P" is used to indicate passing with a "C" or higher for courses taken under the Pass/No Pass option.
"NP" is used to indicate not passing with a "C" or higher for courses taken under the Pass/No Pass option.
Credit/No Credit Option
Students who wish to enroll in a class on a Credit/No Credit basis (rather than a letter grade) must declare this intent during registration but no later than the last day to withdraw.
- Students enrolled in a Certificate program may not use the CR/NC option to meet program requirements.
- Students in the Associate in Arts program may use the option for elective courses only.
- Students in the Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science program may use the option only for electives that fall outside the major field of study (e.g. Arts and Humanities or Natural Science electives taken by a Business Technology major).
- No more than 12 credits may be taken on a CR/NC basis for any degree program.
- To earn a CR, students must pass the course with a grade of "C" or higher.
Students should be aware that some colleges, graduate and professional schools, employers, and some scholarship and fellowship awarding agencies may not recognize this option or may recalculate the "CR" as a "C" grade and the "NC" as an "F" grade. For example, UH Mānoa limits the CR/NC option to elective courses only; this option may not be used to meet any requirement for a Mānoa degree (with the exception of those courses offered for mandatory CR/NC). Therefore, it is imperative that students who select this option exercise careful educational planning. If in doubt, take a course for a regular letter grade and not for CR/NC.
The CR/NC option should not be confused with the CR grade awarded for transfer of equivalency exams, non-collegiate sponsored education credits, and back-language credits. These credits may be applicable to core/program requirements, while the CR/NC option is limited to elective courses only.
Grade Point Average
Grade point average (GPA) is a system used to evaluate the overall scholastic performance of college students. The GPA of a student is computed by dividing the total number of his/her grade points by the total number of course credits for which the student received the grades of A, B, C, D, or F.
The grade points a student earns for a course are computed by multiplying the number of credits that the course is worth by the grade points assigned to the grade that the student receives for the course (i.e., 4 for A, 3 for B, 2 for C, 1 for D, and 0 for F). Courses for which the grades of CR, NC, CE, W, N, I, and L have been recorded are not included in the computation of the GPA. Effective Spring 2009, the N grade will be an option in a limited number of courses.
Grade Point Average When Courses Are Repeated
For repeated courses taken during or after Fall 1997, only the grade for the most recent repeat of the course shall be used to determining the Grade Point Average. Only the course grades of A, B, C, D, or F shall be used for this purpose. Courses that may be repeated for credit are not included in this policy.
Students who intend to transfer are reminded that many colleges and universities do not permit the substitution of the most recent grades when computing grade point averages and will compute the GPA according to their own standards.
Manual recomputation of GPA for certain purposes when courses have been repeated
The GPA will not be recomputed for any course repeated exclusively before Fall 1997. However, the GPA for students with such courses will be manually recomputed as necessary for the following designated purposes:
- determining eligibility for degrees or certificates the Dean's List
- outstanding scholar recognitions at graduation
- election to honor societies or organizations
- other special purposes as designated by the Dean of Student Services
These manually-computed GPAs will not be indicated on official transcripts.
Grades are posted in each student's MyUH account at the end of each term. Grades for Summer (both Session I and Session II) are posted at the end of the second Summer session. Students are responsible for reporting errors to the Records Office within seven days.