Grading System

The University of Iowa uses a letter grading system for individual courses, except for the College of Law, which uses a numeric system for course grading. In order to compute grade-point average, letter grades are converted according to the following numerical scale. Grade-point averages are displayed at the bottom of students' grade reports. All of the following marks appear on the permanent record.

Grades and Points for Semester Hours

A+ 4.33
A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.00
D- 0.67
F 0

Not Used in Computing Grade-Point Average

AUS Audit Successful
AUU Audit Unsuccessful
H Honors
H- Near Honors
IP In Progress
N Nonpass
P Pass
S Satisfactory
U Unsatisfactory

Other Marks on the Permanent Record

H Undergraduate honors section
HC Individual undergraduate honors earned
I Incomplete
IP In progress
O No grade reported
R Registered, no grade required
W Withdrawn
X Excused
= Changed grade
# Grade not included in grade-point average
* Undergraduate honors section