The OSU grading system is described by 3 academic regulations.

Academic Regulation 17 Lists and defines grades in the OSU grading system.

Academic Regulation 18 Describes the alternative grading system. Knowing how alternative grading is applied will help you make informed decisions regarding your academic record. 

Academic Regulation 19 describes the point system and provides an example of how to perform the calculation. You should understand how your GPA is calculated.

Grade

Grade Points

Notation

A

4.0 grade points per credit

Exceptional

A-

3.7 grade points per credit

 

B+

3.3 grade points per credit

 

B

3.0 grade points per credit

Superior

B-

2.7 grade points per credit

 

C+

2.3 grade points per credit

 

C

2.0 grade points per credit

Average

C-

1.7 grade points per credit

 

D+

1.3 grade points per credit

 

D

1.0 grade point per credit

Inferior

D-

0.7 grade point per credit

 

F

0.0 grade point per credit

Failure

G

No grade point per credit

Reserved for Graduate Credit*

I/Alt Grade

Incomplete, no grade points or credits

If not resolved after 12 months or degree conferral, the "I" reverts to the alternate grade.

N

No grade point per credit

No Credit

NG No credit or grade points No basis for grade

P

Credit given, no grade points

Pass

R

Credit given, no grade points

Thesis in Progress*

S

Credit given, no grade points

Satisfactory*

TR

 

Accepted Transfer Credit

U

No credit or grade points

Unsatisfactory*

W

No credit or grade points

Withdrawal (passing)*

Y

No credit or grade points

Grade yet to be determined*

AUD

No credit or grade points

Audit*

WAU

No credit or grade points

Withdrawal from Audit

WC No credit or grade points Complete withdrawal

* Grade mark not enterable by faculty. Entered by the Office of the Registrar.