Grading

Both current and former Georgia State students can view grades online in PAWS.  Go to the One Stop Shop tab and to Student Grades.

You will not be able to view your grades online if:

  1. You have a financial obligation to the university.
  2. You have outstanding online instructor evaluations to complete. You must complete them first to be able to view your grades online.

Grade Symbols

The following academic letter grade symbols are used to specify level of performance in academic courses:

A: Excellent

B: Good

C:
Average Minimum grade required for certain specified courses.

D:
Poor
A grade of D, while giving credit hours, will not apply toward the degree in courses requiring a grade of C or higher.

F:
Failure
This grade indicates failure. No credit toward graduation is given for a course in which a grade of F was received.

WF:
Withdrawal While Failing
This grade indicates failure. No credit toward graduation is given for a course in which a grade of WF was received. A WF and F are treated the same for GPA calculation purposes. WF indicates that the student:

  1. voluntarily withdrew from a course before the midpoint of the grade period while doing failing work,
  2. was involuntarily withdrawn from a course before the midpoint of the grading period while doing failing work,
  3. voluntarily withdrew from a course after the midpoint of the grading period and was not awarded a hardship withdrawal, or
  4. was involuntarily withdrawn from a course after the midpoint of the grading period and was not awarded a hardship withdrawal.

The following symbols are approved for use in the cases indicated but will not be included in the determination of a student’s cumulative grade point average:

W: Withdrawal
This symbol indicates that a student, doing passing work, was permitted to withdraw from the course without penalty.  (See “WF: Withdrawal While Failing” and the Dropping and Withdrawing from Classes” sections of this chapter.

WM: Military Withdrawal
This symbol indicates that active duty military personnel and military reservists (including members of the National Guard) received emergency orders to active duty or reassignment during the term.

I: Incomplete
The notation of I may be given to a student who for nonacademic reasons beyond his or her control is unable to meet the full requirements of a course. In order to qualify for an I, a student must:

  1. Have completed most of the major assignments of the course (generally all but one); and
  2. Be earning a passing grade in the course (aside from the assignments not completed) in the judgment of the instructor.

When a student has a non-academic reason for not completing one or more of the assignments for a course, including examinations, and wishes to receive an incomplete for the course, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor in person or in writing of the reason. A grade of incomplete is awarded at the discretion of the instructor and is not the prerogative of the student. Conditions to be met for removing a grade of incomplete are established by the instructor. Registering in a subsequent semester for a course in which a grade of incomplete has been received will not remove the grade of incomplete. See the “Removal of an Incomplete Grade” paragraph in the “Changes in Grades” section of this chapter. No student may graduate with an “I” on his or her record.

IP: In Progress
This symbol indicates that credit has not been given in courses that require a continuation of work beyond the term for which the student registered for the course. The use of this symbol is approved for dissertation, thesis, and project courses (such as student teaching, clinical practice, and internships). The IP notation may be replaced with an appropriate grade by the instructor. This symbol cannot be substituted for an “I.”

S: Satisfactory
This symbol indicates that credit has been given for completion of degree requirements other than academic course work. The use of this symbol is approved for dissertation and thesis hours, student teaching, clinical practicum, internship, and proficiency requirements in graduate programs.

U: Unsatisfactory
This symbol indicates unsatisfactory performance in an attempt to complete degree requirements other than academic course work. No credit will be given. The use of this symbol is approved for dissertation and thesis hours, student teaching, clinical practicum, internship, and proficiency requirements in graduate programs.

V: Audit
This notation is used when a student has audited a course. Students do not earn academic credit for such courses.  See the “Audit Status” section of this chapter for more information.

K: Credit-by-examination
This symbol indicates that a student was given credit for a course based on successful performance on an examination approved for this purpose.

NR: Not Reported
This symbol indicates that a student’s grade was not reported to the Registrar’s Office by the deadline for reporting grades for the term as published in the online Registration Guide. The grade will be updated as soon as the instructor reports the grade.

GP: Grade Pending
This symbol indicates a grade will be assigned pending the outcome of an academic honesty case.