Satisfactory Grades (at the Graduate Level)

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Category Name: Student
Responsible Unit: Center for Graduate Studies
Responsible VP: Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Adoption Date: Senate resolution #6, 1978-1979
Last Revision Date:
Last Review Date:
Shared governance: none

Policy Statement

An explanation of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading at the graduate level, including limits on S/U credits and their relationship to GPA.




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Policy Procedures

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grades

A limited number of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades, not to exceed nine credits, may be used in specified courses and teacher education practica at the 500 or 600 level with departmental approval. Additional credits on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis may be taken at a 700 level or above with departmental approval. An "S" grade shall indicate that the work completed is at least "B" quality; an "S" grade is not calculated in the grade point average (GPA).

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Contact Information

Center for Graduate Studies

Office Location: Morgan 2105

Phone: 585-395-2525

Fax: 585-395-2515


History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date 1982 Three-year review
Adoption Date 1978-1979 Policy Adopted


Last Updated 10/5/21