Grade reports may be viewed online immediately following submission of final grades by the instructor. Grade reports include total graduate hours and hours for the current semester. Credits carried and earned, and quality points, are computed each semester. In addition to appearing on students’ grade reports, these hourly totals are posted on the permanent academic record. “Credits carried” include all credit hours with grades other than P, U, T, I, W, UW, SP, UP and N/NG (no grade reported). Credits earned includes all credit hours for which grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, or C are reported. “Credits carried” differs from credits earned by the sum of credit hours with grades of F, UW and I/F, while “Total graduate hours” is the sum of credits earned, P hours, SP hours, UP hours, NG hours, and advanced standing. All graduate work, regardless of the University of Cincinnati college in which the work was done, is accumulated for graduate students. Approved transfer credits are included in the sum of credits earned, but quality points for those credits are not included in the grade point average.
The “I” incomplete grade is awarded as a final course grade (without grade point assignment) at the end of a term when a significant portion of course work has been satisfactorily completed, but not all of the required course work has been completed. The incomplete grade is appropriate when the completed course work is of passing quality and the student has had such hardship that completion of the remaining course work within the term timeline would present an additional hardship.
The instructor who assigns the incomplete grade may set a specific date (up to one year) by which the student must complete the remaining course work. The student must work with the instructor to develop an agreement that indicates the date by which the remaining course work is to be completed and submitted to the instructor. The instructor is not obligated to provide the student with a full year to complete the remaining course work. If the remaining course work is completed within the time period agreed upon by the instructor and the student, and that completion occurs within the one year, then the instructor will submit, to the Registrar’s Office, a change of grade based on the quality of the remaining work. If no specific time for completion is set by the instructor, the student has one year (from the end of the term in which the incomplete was assigned) to complete the remaining course work. If the course-work is not completed within the one-year period (i.e., one year from the end of the term in which the “I” grade was assigned), the “I” grade automatically converts to an “I/F” grade which carries zero (0.00) quality points and affects the student’s GPA the same as the grade of “F”.
For the complete graduate grading scale and a definition of all grades, consult the Grading Scales and Definitions page of the Registrar’s Office website.