Guide to Grades in Polaris

Grade: Indicates:
A student has mastered the material of the course and has demonstrated exceptional critical skills and originality
B student has demonstrated a thorough and above average understanding of the material of the course
C student has demonstrated a thorough and satisfactory understanding of the material of the course
D student has demonstrated a marginally satisfactory understanding of the basic material of the course
F student has not demonstrated a satisfactory understanding of the basic material of the course (failing)
CR credit (equivalent to C- or better) for courses taken with Credit/D/Fail grading option
INC incomplete
NG no grade given at this time (student should contact instructor)
S in progress and satisfactory
W withdrew with permission after course drop deadline


Grade symbols may be appended to a grade.

Grade
Symbol:
Indicates:
+ plus grade modifier may be added to B and C grades
- minus grade modifier may be added to A, B, and C grades
# course that was only offered with the Credit/D/Fail grading option
^ no credit awarded toward the degree requirements either because the student has exceeded the limit of performance courses allowed or because the student has previously received credit for the same course; when a standard letter grade (not CR), grade is included in GPA calculation
^^ repeated course for which credit is awarded toward the degree requirements; when a standard letter grade (not CR), grade is included in GPA calculation
* no credit awarded toward the degree requirements either because the student has exceeded the limit of performance courses allowed or because the student has previously received credit for the same course; grade is not included in GPA calculation
** repeated course for which credit is awarded toward the degree requirements; grade is not included in GPA calculation


Class rank is not computed.