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All About Grades

Students may obtain their grades by going online in BroncoDirect.  Grades are available approximately five days after the end of each quarter.  Students who suspect an error in their grades must contact their instructors to request a change of grade.  All requests for grade changes must be initiated by the instructor.

Beginning the end of the fall 2011 quarter, all RP and RD grades that have exceeded the time limits stated below will be changed to NC grades.  For more information, click on the RP or RP links below.

Under the provisions of Executive Order 320 (PDF) and Cal Poly Pomona's Statement of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Grievance Procedures (PDF), students may appeal grades that they consider to be unfair.  In the appeal process, however, it is a basic presumption that the grades assigned to students are correct.  Thus the burden of proof rests with the student.  For additional information on this process, please refer to the University Catalog.

Cal Poly Pomona's Grading System

The following grading system has been in effect since Summer Quarter 1973.  Plus and minus grading symbols were put in place starting Fall Quarter 1983.

 Grade

Grade Points per Unit 

Grade 

Grade Points per Unit 

A

4.0

C

2.0

A-

3.7

C-

1.7

B+

3.3

D+

1.3

B

3.0

D

1.0

B-

2.7

D-

0.7

C+

2.3

F

0.0



CR

Credit:

Equivalent to "C" or higher grade for undergraduates;

Equivalent to "B" or higher for post-baccalaureate students.

Units not calculated in GPA.

NC

No Credit:

Units not calculated in GPA.

No credit given for course.

I

Incomplete Authorized:

Units calculated in GPA after one year.

IC

Incomplete Charged:

Units calculated in GPA.

RP (PDF)

Report in Progress:
Indicates that work in progress has been evaluated as satisfactory to date but the precise grade must await completion of additional coursework. Work must be completed within one calendar year of the date of first assignment of this grade, with the exception of Master's degree thesis or projects which has a time limit of two years.

After an RP has expired, it will convert to a grade of NC.

W

Withdrawal:

Units not calculated in GPA.

WU

Withdrawal Unauthorized:

Units calculated in GPA.

AU

Audit (No credit)

RD (PDF)

Report Delayed:
Assigned by Registrar. 
Will be changed to an NC after one quarter.  Units not calculated in GPA.

Grades and GPA for Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering Students