Grading System

The grading system at Saint Louis University follows a 0 - 4.00 point scale. Quality points for grades are assigned as follows:

Grade Quality Points
A+ (School of Law only) 4
A 4.00
A- 3.70
B+ 3.30
B 3.00
B- 2.70
C+ 2.30
C 2.00
C- 1.70
D 1.00
F 0.00
FQ^ 0.00

The grade of FQ should be given to those students who had ceased attending/participating in a course and as a result earned a failing grade. 

The following grades are not awarded quality points and therefore are not calculated in students’ cumulative grade point average.

Grade Notation
NP No Pass
P Pass
S Satisfactory
U Unsatisfactory

The following course statuses are not grades. There are no quality points associated and therefore these statuses have no impact on students’ cumulative grade point average.

Special Grade Notation
AU Audit. See Course Audit policy for additional information.
I Course work incomplete. See Incomplete Course policy for additional information.
IP In Progress. See below additional information
IT* Incomplete Transfer Course
NR Not Reported
NT* No Transfer Credit
TR* Transferred Credit
W Withdrawal. Please see Withdrawal policy for additional information.

These statuses are not displayed on official academic transcripts, but are recorded on students’ academic record and viewable in Banner Self-Service

The In-Progress “IP” status is valid only for courses designated as the following field-based courses:

  • Clerkship
  • Clinical
  • Internship
  • Externship
  • Practicum
  • Preceptorship


  • Maximum period of time to accomplish In-Progress coursework is one year. Instructors may set a deadline of less than one year.

  • A student will be dropped from all courses for which an In-Progress course is a prerequisite if a grade is not submitted prior to the first day of the course’s term.

  • An “IP” grade converts to a grade of “F” (or “U” for Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory grading scale) if coursework is not completed within one year.

  • Once an “IP” grade has converted to an “F” (or “U”) the “F” (or “U”) may not be revised by the instructor but must be appealed through the Academic Records Revision Committee.

    NOTE: In-progress courses for a graduating student must be completed and graded within 30 days of the date that the course grade was posted.