Grades

Grades and Notations

The Office of the University Registrar does its best to distribute quarterly grades quickly and accurately. Grades are generally available about ten days following the end of a quarter. Students may check their grades via myucdavis under the Academics tab in Student Records. Official grades are processed only at the close of the quarter. Students who are anxious to know grades midway through the quarter should speak with their instructors. The accuracy of students' academic records is the responsibility of the Office of the University Registrar, and procedures are structured to ensure academic records are complete. If students experience any difficulties with final grade reports, they should contact their instructor first and then the Office of the University Registrar to review the situation.

Grade or Notation Definition
A-F Letter Grades: May be modified by a '+' or '-'.
CR Credit: This is an unconverted workload grade that should not be in use. Contact the Office of the University Registrar if you see this grade on a student's record.
H Honors: Used by the School of Medicine.
I Incomplete: Indicates that a student's work in a course was satisfactory but incomplete for good cause (as determined by the instructor).
IP In Progress: Course or series of courses involving multi-term grading.
NC No Credit: Illegally repeated class. On the official transcript the assigned grade will show, with no unit credit, but on the internal transcript the grade for the course will show as 'NC'.
NG No Grade: A placeholder notation that is used when an instructor does not have a student's course grade ready at the time of grade submission. An NG notation that has not been updated will be changed to an F after one quarter.
NP Not passed: For courses being undertaken on a Passed or Not Passed basis, the grade of Not Passed shall be awarded only for work which otherwise would receive a grade of D or lower (DD Reg A545).
NS Enrolled-No Work Submitted (ENWS): This grade is no longer in use Effective Fall Quarter 2012.
P Passed: For courses being undertaken on a Passed or Not Passed basis, the grade of Passed shall be awarded only for work which otherwise would receive a grade of C- or better (DD Reg A545).
S Satisfactory: The grade of S is awarded to graduate students for work in graduate courses that otherwise would receive a grade of B– or better (DD Reg A546).
U Awarded to graduate students for work in graduate courses that otherwise would receive a grade lower than a B- (DD Reg A546).
Y Placeholder notation for a pending Judicial Action. Questions regarding judicial actions should be directed to Student Judicial Affairs. Note: This notation is also used by the School of Medicine for purposes of course remediation.

Grade Suffix Key

Suffix Definition
^
(Caret)
Student has taken more than 16 repeated units with a letter grade of D (+ or -) in most recent prior repeat enrollment. Grade is included in GPA calculation and credit units are not allocated.
*
(Asterisk)
Student has opted to take letter-graded class on a P/NP or S/U basis.
&
(Ampersand)
Graduate student has taken lower-division undergraduate course. Course is not included in GPA calculation.

Cancellation/Withdrawal Notation Key

Code Definition
CA Canceled enrollment before first day of instruction.
DS Withdrawn due to dismissal from university.
N1-N9 A new student with Federal Financial Aid that is withdrawn during indicated week of instruction and subject to modified refund schedule.
RD Retroactive Drop.
RW Retroactive Withdrawal.
W01-W10 Course dropped during indicated week of instruction.
WA Administrative Withdrawal.
WC Canceled enrollment before first day of instruction.
WD Withdrew from university.
WD0 Withdrew from university during 10th week.
WD1-WD9 Withdrew from university during indicated week of instruction.
WDC Canceled enrollment before first day of instruction.
WE Deceased (old code), no longer in use.
WH Withdrawn, hold obligation.
WI Withdrawn due to dismissal from university.
WN Withdrawn for non-payment of fees.
WP Withdrawn–Previous Term: When a student withdraws from a term and has enrollment in a future term, enrollment for both terms is canceled.
WP0 Went on Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP)during the 10th week.
WP1-WP9 Went on PELP status during during indicated week.
WPC PELP–Cancel: Went on PELP status prior to first day of instruction.
WPD Course dropped using Permission-to-Drop (PTD) number.
WX Administrative Withdrawal. A Student may be adminstratively withdrawn from the University.

Administrative Drop and 'X' Notation Key

Code Definition
XB Administrative Drop–Returned Check.
XN Administrative Drop–Non-Payment: It is unlikely that this code is still used.
XR Administrative Drop–Illegal Repeat of a Course.