Grading System

Florida Atlantic University has a plus/minus (+/-) grading system. Grades for the undergraduate and graduate courses are reported by the symbols indicated in the following grading table:

Grade Point per Credit

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 0.00

P (Pass) Credit only
S (Satisfactory) Credit only
U (Unsatisfactory) No credit
I Incomplete
AU (Audit) No credit
CR (Credit by exam) Credit only

W (Withdrawal) No credit
WM
(Withdrawal Exceptional Circumstances) No credit
NR No reported grade

The grades of "A" through "D-," "P," and "S" are passing grades, and credit is earned for courses in which they are awarded. Grades of "D+," "D" or "D-," while considered passing for undergraduate students, indicate weak performance. While the credits count toward graduation, some programs require certain courses to be passed with a "C-" or better to fulfill requirements for the major (see the Degree Requirements section of this catalog or other requirements, such as Gordon Rule courses). The grades of "F" and "U" are failing grades and do not earn credit.


From fall 1991 through summer 1997, the plus-only system was used in which "B+" = 3.50, "C+" = 2.50, and "D+" = 1.50. Grades earned at FAU during this period will receive grade points according to that system.

 Last Modified 1/16/14