Policies & Procedures


The official grading system of the university is as follows: A, B, C, D, F, I (Incomplete), W (Withdrawn), P (Passed), S (Satisfactory), R (Deferred Grade), and

FX (Failure Removed from GPA Calculations). The University Faculty Council has passed a resolution that permits the use of plus and minus grades. The faculty council has also established a formula that attaches varying weights to these grades in computing grade point averages: A+ or A = 4.0; A- = 3.7; B+ = 3.3; B = 3.0; B- = 2.7; C+ = 2.3; C = 2.0; C- 1.7; D+ = 1.3; D = 1.0; D- = 0.7; F = 0.0.

The legislation was framed in general terms and applies to instructors teaching graduates and undergraduates on all campuses of Indiana University. Within the policy, individual instructors and academic units can elect to require its faculty to assign

  1. only straight letter grades;
  2. any combination of plus, minus, and straight letter grades; or
  3. Pass/Fail in clinical or other phases of course work, or to permit individual students in specified courses to elect Pass/Fail options.
The weights assigned by the registrar will be those specified above. It is the responsibility of the academic unit to adopt procedures for electing options, implementing the decision, and announcing its decision to faculty and students.
The quality of a student's work is indicated by the following grades:

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