May 26, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Grading Policies

Policies  > Grading Policies

Grade points are assigned as follows: four for each semester hour of A, three for B, two for C, one for D, and zero for F. Plus or minus grades may be assigned at the discretion of the instructor with corresponding grade points as follows:

A 4.00 B- 2.67 D+ 1.33
A- 3.67 C+ 2.33 D 1.00
B+ 3.33 C 2.00 D- 0.67
B 3.00 C- 1.67 F 0.00

Decimals beyond two places are truncated, not rounded, in computing the grade point average.

The grade of I (incomplete) must be changed by fulfillment of course requirements within 12 months of the date awarded, or it will be converted automatically to an F or U (in S-U graded courses).

In the case of a student enrolled in the graduating semester, a grade of I which has not been changed by the date of graduation will have the effect of an F or U. A change of grade from I will affect only the semester in which the I is completed (or changed to F or U) and all subsequent semesters.

Although grades of D+ and lower are included in the computed grade point average, the university awards no credit toward the degree for courses in which the student receives a grade below C-.

Certain graduate courses, as specified annually by the department, may be graded as S (satisfactory.), U (unsatisfactory), or I (incomplete). In the catalog, these courses are referred to as S-U graded courses. Such grades will not be included in computing a grade point average as grades of S, U, I, and W are not assigned grade point values.

The cumulative grade point average and the Low Grade Policy  are based upon all of the student’s work taken at the University of Houston, including repeated courses for which grade point values are assigned.

(Also see information on Transferred Courses .)