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

Grade Notation
P Pass
NP No Pass
S Satisfactory
TR Transferred Credit
U Unsatisfactory

The following course statuses are recorded on the academic transcript, but are not grades. There are no quality points associated and therefore 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
W Withdrawal. Please see Withdrawal policy for additional information.

For Thesis Research, Dissertation Research, or Project Guidance course, the grades of “S” or “U” are assigned only in the final academic semester. For the grade of “S” students must have completed both the credit requirement and the thesis/dissertation/project itself. All prior registration will be marked with a status of “IP”.

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

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

Undergraduate In-Progress Parameters

  • 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.