Scale/Quality Points

An average of B (3.0) is required for a graduate degree, and no “D” credit hour may be counted toward the degree. All work leading to the graduate degree and taken as a graduate student will be counted in computing the quality point average, including courses graded “D”.

No transferred credit hours are calculated into the University of Miami G.P.A.

Grade Interpretations

A Excellent accomplishment.
B Good accomplishment.
C Fair, but below that expected of graduate students (C- is the lowest passing grade. Some programs may require higher standards.).
S Symbol used for acceptable (U-unacceptable) thesis, dissertation, practicum and internship credit hour. It may be used for regular courses under special circumstances with the prior approval of the instructor, department chairman, and the Dean of the Graduate School. The Graduate School considers a grade of “S” to indicate a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in a graduate course if a student has taken no prior coursework on the graduate level. A grade of “S” reflects that a student is in good academic standing.
D Poor (not acceptable for credit hour toward the advanced degree).
F Failure.
W Course dropped prior to the last day for withdrawing from classes as published in the official calendar of the University. Courses dropped after last date must have approval of Dean of Graduate School. Credit hour can be earned only by successful repetition of the course.
I Incomplete work in passing status with the instructor’s permission to complete the course. (Not to be used for thesis or dissertation credit hours). Student may request an incomplete from the professor if: • they have completed at least 75% of the course and • have a C or better in the course at the time of the request. The “I” should be changed to a letter grade within one (1) calendar year after it is given, unless the Academic Dean of the student’s primary school or college and the Dean of the Graduate School approve the delay. If the “I” is not changed within one year, credit hour can be earned only by successful repetition of the course. (Note: Fellowships and financial aid may be withdrawn if there is an excess accumulation of “I”s on a student’s transcript.).
IP Denotes in progress grade given by instructor for any course (600, 700, or 800 level) in which a student has made expected or clearly satisfactory progress during the term, but has yet fully to complete requirements for the course. “IP” is to be given for 800-level internships, research, thesis and dissertation courses that have not been completed. Upon satisfaction of all Graduate School requirements, the Assistant Director, Programs of the Graduate School will issue final credit hour for all master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation courses (e.g., 810, 820, 830, 835, 840 and 850). Zero-credit hour courses (e.g., 820 and 850) will be changed to “S.” Please note that all “IP”s must be converted to “S”, letter grade, or “I” at graduation. “IP” will also be converted to “I” upon any departure from the University for a period in excess of one year.
NP Symbol assigned by Enrollment Services indicating that the instructor has not yet reported the student’s grade. For a student to receive credit hour for the course, the instructor must report a passing grade prior to the student’s graduation.1

Faculty Senate Legislation #85005(B) 

Quality Points

A+ 4.00
A 4.00
A- 3.70
B+ 3.30
B 3.00
B- 2.70
C+ 2.30
C 2.00
C- 1.70
D+ 0.00
D 0.00
F 0.00

The quality point average is then determined by dividing the total of quality points earned by the total of credit hours attempted. The symbols “S”, “W”, and “I” are not counted as credit hour attempted.