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Grade Points

For every course you take, you receive a letter grade.

Grade  Points      Grade   Points

A         4.00          C+       2.33

A-        3.67          C         2.00

B+       3.33          C-        1.67

B         3.00          D+       1.33

B-        2.67          D         1.00

                            F         0.00

Besides the grades listed above, you may also receive the following designations on your grade reports, none of which carry a point value:
  • AU - Audit
  • CE - Credit by exam
  • GP - Graduate progress
  • I - Your work in a course is incomplete, and you have obtained your instructor's permission to complete the course.
  • IP - Course in progress
  • NC - No credit
  • NR - Grade not reported
  • P - You passed a pass/fail course and received credit for it. If you fail such a course you receive an F and earn no credit.
  • RC - Retroactive credit
  • S - You satisfactorily completed a noncredit course
  • TO - Exemption/test out
  • W - You withdrew from a course after the end of the eighth day of classes. If you drop a course before then, the course does not appear on your record.
  • WV - Waiver   

To determine your grade point average (GPA):

  1. Multiply the number of semester hours for each course you have taken times the point value of the grade you have received in each course.
  2. Add the products for all your courses.
  3. Divide this sum by the number of semester hours you have taken excluding P and I grades.

    Example: If you received an A in one 2 credit course and a B in a 4 credit course:
1. 2 credits x 4.00 points = 8.00. 4 credits x 3.00 points = 12.00
2. 8.00 + 12.00 = 20.00
3. 20.00 divided by 6 credits = 3.33 semester GPA

You may also use the GPA calculator to predict your GPA.

We use your GPA to determine whether you are eligible for honors, for admission to certain majors, colleges, and curricula, and for determining your eligibility for membership in those campus organizations for which scholastic achievement is a criterion. 

Blank grade area means the grade has not been reported. Grades are online within a business day of receiving them from the instructor.   

Why does it take so long for grades to get posted? 
Instructors need time to figure grades. The time between the end of a course and the time you can see your grade is mostly due to that. You can see your grades as soon as they are entered.
Students will see about 44% of their grades by the end of finals week.

Based on past experience, the percentage online increases to: 
Working Days After     Average % of
Last Day of Finals        Grades Online

      0                                  44%

      1                                  64%

      2                                  78%

      3                                  93% (remaining grades are for non-standard courses)

      4                                  98% 

At the end of day four, grade point averages (GPAs) are determined as well as academic status, e.g. probation, suspension, and honors. 

Printed grade reports

You can get a paper copy of your grades mailed to you if you provide a stamped self-addressed business-size envelope and a note stating you want a grade report. Remember to sign the note and include your ID#. Drop off or mail your request to: Registrar’s Office, UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481.  You can also view your grades from mobile devices.

Repeats

After a course has been repeated, the credits and points from the earlier attempt are removed from the cumulative grade point average. If you elect the bankruptcy option after being suspended, your cumulative grade point average starts over. If you repeat a course that was originally taken before bankruptcy, the repeat will not affect the GPA because the prior course was already removed. Semester GPAs are not affected by repeats. All graded courses count in the semester average whether they are repeats or not. For more information on repeats, see the university catalog.   

Academic Status

BLANK means you are considered to be in good academic standing. Both semester and cumulative GPAs are 2.00 or better. 

PROBATION 1 means that either your semester GPA or your cumulative GPA (or possibly even both) is less than 2.00. This is a warning that you need to raise both your semester and your cumulative GPAs to a 2.00 or higher at the end of your next semester in attendance at UWSP to be in good standing.

  • A student on probation 1 whose semester or cumulative GPA (but not both) falls below 2.00 at the end of their next semester in attendance will be placed on probation 2.

  • A student on probation 1 whose semester and cumulative GPA fall below 2.00 at the end of their next semester in attendance will be suspended.

  • Probation 1 status does not appear on your transcript.

PROBATION 2 means that either your semester or your cumulative GPA is less than 2.00 (and you were already on probation 1). This is a final warning that you need to raise both your semester and your cumulative GPAs to a 2.00 or higher at the end of your next semester in attendance at UWSP.

  • A student on probation 2 whose semester or cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 at the end of their next semester in attendance will be suspended.

  • Probation 2 status does not appear on your transcript.

SUSPENDED means that you are not eligible to continue classes at UWSP for a period of time. If you are suspended, you will be sent a letter that further explains your situation. A printed copy of your academic record will be included with the letter.

  • You will be suspended in any of the following circumstances:

  • you earned less than a 2.00 in either your semester or cumulative GPAs after having been on probation 2;

  • you earned less than a 2.00 in both your semester and cumulative GPAs after having been on probation 1;

  • you earned a cumulative GPA less than 2.00 and a semester GPA less than 1.00;

  • you were admitted to the University on probation and you earned less than a 2.00 during your first semester in attendance at UWSP.

Suspension status does appear on your transcript.