Grade Description Quality Points
A Distinguished 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B Above-average 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C Average 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
D- Passing 0.7
F Failure 0.0
I Incomplete* 0.0
P Passing* 0.0
PS Pass Special** 0.0
S Satisfactory* 0.0
U Unsatisfactory* 0.0
W Withdrawal 0.0
WD Medical withdrawal 0.0
WM Military withdrawal 0.0
AU Audit 0.0
T Transfer coursework 0.0
BE Credit by exam 0.0
NR No Report 0.0
NG Not Graded 0.0

*not counted in cumulative average

NR – No Report: The grade was not received in time for processing. An “NR” grade is replaced upon receipt of an official grade change form. An “NR” not resolved by the university’s published deadline is automatically converted to an “F”

I – Incomplete: Instructor granted extension of the grading period given for extenuating circumstances. “I” is replaced by a letter grade upon receipt of official grade change form. An “I” not resolved by the university’s deadline is automatically converted to an “F”.

NG – Not Graded: This is only used for laboratory sections where the lab grade is factored into the lecture portion of the course. A grade of “NG” is not associated with any academic credit and does not factor into the cumulative GPA.

**PS – Pass Special: During the spring 2020, Elon University added a PS grade in response to an international pandemic. “PS (Pass Special)” is defined as performance at a level of “C” or higher as a final course grade. Students were allowed to designate one or more Spring 2020 semester courses pass special/fail. Courses covered by this emergency policy were able to satisfy graduation requirements with this designation. Pass Special – 0.0 quality points and does not count in cumulative GPA. Failure – 0.0 quality points and does count in cumulative GPA.