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Grade Legend

The grade legend provides detailed information on the possible marks that can be earned or have been earned for every course offered at IIT.

Effective Fall 2014

Grade Grade Description Instructor Assigned Performance Evaluated Attempted Hours Earned Hours Quality Points Quality Hours GPA Hours Fin Aid Hours
A excellent 4.000
B above average 3.000
C average 2.000
D below average 1.000
E fail 0.000
I incomplete 0.000
R research 0.000
NA non-attendance 0.000
NG non-graded 0.000
P pass 0.000
F fail 0.000
S satisfactory 0.000
U unsatisfactory 0.000
AU audit 0.000
W student initiated withdrawal 0.000
X no grade submitted 0.000

Grade Notes

AU Grade basis elected by the student at the point of registration. Permanent administrative grade automatically applied.
D Used for undergraduate students only; not used to evaluate graduate level course work.
I Temporary grade requested by the student, of the instructor, through the incomplete grade request process, prior to the week of finals. Automatically posted when the Office of the Registrar receives the approved request. A written agreement between the student and instructor must detail the remaining requirements for successful completion of the course. A grade of 'I' will be assigned only in case of illness or unforeseeable circumstances that prevent the student from completing the course requirements by the end of the term. Grades of 'I' will automatically lapse to 'E' on the published deadline of the subsequent term.
NA Apparent withdrawal as a result of the student never attending a registered section.
NG Grade basis for a course in which no evaluation is recorded. Permanent administrative grade automatically applied.
P/F Used for non-degree continuing education courses. All Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses are graded on a pass/fail basis.
R Temporary grading basis indicating course work is scheduled to extend beyond the end of the term for the class. Grade of 'R' has the same impact as 'I' until a final letter grade is submitted. Does not expire or lapse to another grade.
S/U Graduate level courses only. Used for 591, 594, 600, 691, non-credit courses, and other courses approved by the Graduate Studies Committee. Not to be used for 597 variable topics courses.
W Permanent administrative grade automatically applied when the student withdraws before the deadline (60% of term).
X Temporary administrative grade automatically applied to blank grade rosters at grading deadline.

Grading Procedure

Online submissions of final grades are due on the published deadline following final exams. Grades of 'X' are posted for all missing (blank) grades at that time and are resolved through the grade change process. All grade changes are initiated by the instructor of record or authorized academic officer. Current temporary grades of 'I,' 'R,' and 'X' can be changed by the instructor directly with the Office of the Registrar to a final letter grade of: A, B, C, D, E, or S/U, if the class has a pass/fail grading basis of satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Temporary grades of 'I' or 'R' cannot be changed to another temporary or a non-letter, administrative grade of: I, R, NA, AU, W, or X. Other grade changes may require an additional level of approval by an academic officer or appeals committee. Changes to final grades cannot be made once a degree has been posted for the course of study in which the course was taken, or in the case of a student's involuntary separation from the university.

Note: This does not apply to IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Historical Grade Legends

For your reference, historical grade legends are made available on our Registrar Archives page.