Penn State Mark

Grading System

Grades shall be assigned to individual students on the basis of the instructor's judgment of the student's scholastic achievement using the grading system below (policy 47-00).

Undergraduate and Graduate Grading System

Quality of Performance Grade
Excellent - Exceptional Achievement A
A-
Good - Extensive Achievement B+
B
B-
C+
Satisfactory - Acceptable Achievement C
D
Failure - Inadequate Achievement
(To secure credit, course must be repeated.)
F

Other Grading Symbols

Quality of Performance Grade
Audit AU
Credit by Examination CRX
Deferred DF
Fail FL
Incomplete Average INCP/I
Not Degree Credit NDC
No Grade Reported NG
Pass P/PS
Research R
Proficiency Exam Passed S
Satisfactory SA
Unsatisfactory UN
Withdrawal W
* Late Drop, Failing WF
Late Drop, No Grade Reported WN
* Late Drop, Passing WP
Fail, Academic Dishonesty XF

* Prior to Fall Semester 2010

Master of Laws Grading System

Prior to Fall Semester 2012

Quality of Performance Grade
Excellent A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
Failure F

Effective Fall Semester 2012

Quality of Performance Grade
Distinguished A
Excellent A-
Superior B+
Very Good B
Good B-
Satisfactory C+
Passing C
Conditional Failure D
Fail (No Credit) F
Other Symbols CR = Credit
NC = No Credit

Juris Doctor Grading System

Prior to Fall Semester 2000

Quality of Performance Grade
Distinguished 90 and above
Excellent 85-89
Good 75-84
Qualified 70-74
Poor 65-69
Fail (No credit) Below 65

Effective Fall Semester 2000 - Spring Semester 2005

Quality of Performance Grade
Distinguished 90 and above
Excellent 85-89
Good 80-84
Satisfactory 75-79
Passing 70-74
Conditional Failure 65-69
Fail (No credit) Below 65
Other Symbols CR=Credit
NC=No credit

Effective Summer Semester 2005

Quality of Performance Grade
Distinguished A
Excellent A-
Superior B+
Very Good B
Good B-
Satisfactory C+
Passing C
Conditional Failure D
Fail (No credit) F
Other Symbols CR=Credit
NC=No credit

Medical Grading System

Quality of Performance Grade
Honors H
High Pass HP
Low Pass LP
Pass P
Fail Fail