Scholastic Grade Requirements

Credit in graduate-level courses is attained as follows:

  • A minimum grade of B is required for graduate credit in 800-level courses with 400 or lower counterparts within the student’s major department or area. A grade of B- is not acceptable.
  • A minimum grade of C or P (pass) is required for graduate credit in 800-level courses in minor, collateral, or supporting areas of work. A grade of C- is not acceptable. A grade of B- or lower received in a minor course will result in a minor comprehensive being required.
  • A minimum grade of C or P (pass) is required for graduate credit in 900-level courses, or 800-level courses without 400 or lower counterparts.

When applied toward an advanced degree program, only courses at the 900 level, or 800 level without 400 or lower counterparts, in the major department or interdepartmental area may be taken on a pass/no pass (P/N) basis. In minor, collateral, or supporting areas of work 800-level courses with 400 or lower counterparts can be taken on a P/N basis.

A student failing to receive a minimum acceptable grade for graduate-level credit may not continue his/her program of studies without permission of the supervisory group or the departmental graduate committee concerned, which may require a special examination to determine the student’s qualifications for further work.