Grades

Grade Changes

Grades can change for these reasons:

  • There has been a calculation error in computing the grade.
  • The wrong grade was posted to the grade roll.
  • To change a “T” grade (work in progress).
  • To post a grade if no grade was submitted (NS).
  • To reassess a grade that had no work completed after the deadline.

You should contact your instructor if an incorrect grade was posted. Your instructor(s) will not change a previous grade to a “W” (Official Withdrawal) for any reason. If you had a nonacademic emergency, you should file a petition for withdrawal. You may also work with your instructor on an Incomplete contract to finish your work beyond the semester or term.

Repeating Classes

You can repeat any class if it or a similar class still exists.

  • For classes repeated beginning Fall Semester 2011: Your grades from all of your enrollments of a class count toward your grade point average (GPA) and total credit hours.
  • For classes repeated prior to Fall Semester 2011: Your grade from the most recent enrollment of a class (except for R-suffix courses) counts toward your grade point average (GPA) and total credit hours.

Grade Values

Students often want to know how classes are evaluated and GPA's are calculated. 

Grade Grade Points Grade Description
A 4.0 Excellent
A- 3.7
B+ 3.4
B 3.0 Good
B- 2.7
C+ 2.4
C 2.0 Satisfactory
C- 1.7
D+ 1.4
D 1.0
D- 0.7

Minimum Passing

E, UW, IE, WE  0.0 Failure

If a student drops from a class by the add/drop deadline, the permanent record will not show any registration for that class.

W

Withdraw from a class after the add/drop deadline but before the

withdraw deadline.

No effect on the GPA
WE

Petition to withdraw from a class after the withdraw deadline and the

student is failing the class at that time.

Included in GPA as E
UW

Unofficially withdrew or stopped attending a class and did not officially

withdraw (as of Fall Semester 2005, UW is no longer given).

Included in GPA as E
P Indicates a passing grade. No effect on the GPA

Coursework is incomplete but has arranged on a contractual basis with

the instructor to complete the work.

No effect on the GPA
IE

The time period indicated on the contract for completing the

incomplete grade has expired.

Included in GPA as E
T

Course work in progress and is only used in certain approved courses in

which work may extend beyond the semester.

No effect on the GPA
NS The grade roll has not been submitted by the instructor. No effect on the GPA

BYU also keeps a record of whether or not grades are earned and graded. Earned credits count toward graduation and graded credits are calculated into your GPA.

Grades Earned Graded
A, B, C, D Yes Yes
E, WE, UW, IE  No Yes
P Yes No
W, I, T, NS No No


Numerical Grade Values (Law School)

The Law School uses an alternative numerical grading system.

1987-1994 Fall 1994-Present Description
80-90 3.7-4.0 Superior
75-79 3.3-3.6 Excellent
71-74 3.0-3.2 High Pass
66-70 2.7-2.9 Pass
59-65 2.2-2.6 Low Pass
50-58 1.6-2.1 Failure

 

How to Calculate GPA

To use a GPA calculator, login to my.byu.edu. In the Campus Links section, click on the School tab, then AIM, then Student Academic Record, then GPA Worksheet. Or you may use the GPA calculator in the BYU mobile app. To calculate the GPA manually, refer to the catalog.