Both current and former Georgia State students can view grades online in PAWS. Click on Student Grades under the Records, Transcripts and Graduation Tab. Former students also have access to their records online within the last academic year of enrollment.
You will not be able to view your grades online if:
- You have a financial obligation to the university.
- You have outstanding online instructor evaluations to complete. You must complete them first to be able to view your grades online.
- A: Excellent
- B: Good
- C: Satisfactory
- (Minimum grade required for certain courses, as specified elsewhere in this catalog.)
- D: Passing
- A grade of D, while earning credit hours, will not apply toward the degree in courses requiring a grade of C or higher. Georgia State University will allow no more than 12 semester hours of D grades to apply toward degree requirements. Certain programs limit this further. See Section 1450 for more details.
- 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.
The grades listed below 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 was permitted to withdraw from the course without penalty. (See “WF: Withdrawal While Failing” above, and Section 1332)
- 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 without penalty. (see Military Withdrawal, Section 1332.45).
- 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:
- Have completed most of the major assignments of the course (generally all but one); and
- 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 nonacademic 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 Section 1350.30, paragraph 2.) No student may graduate with an “I” on his or her record for that degree program. If the requirements to remove a grade of incomplete are not met prior to the deadline, the grade of I will convert to a grade of F.
- 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, study abroad 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.”This grade is used in the Learning Support Program (LSP) to indicate that a student has demonstrated academic growth in the course; however, the level of achievement is not sufficient to meet all of the course requirements. In LSP, the grade of IP is a permanent grade and does not meet the minimum exit criteria for any course in the program.
- 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. This symbol is also used in a Regents’ Test Preparation Course when the Regents’ Test was passed.
- 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. This symbol is also used in a Regents’ Test Preparation Course when the Regents’ Test was not passed.
- V: Audit
- This notation is used when a student has audited a course. Students do not earn academic credit for such courses. See Section 1330.25.
- 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 grade submission deadline. The deadline for reporting grades for the term is published in the online Semester Calendar. 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. See Section 1380.
- GH: Grade Hold
- This symbol indicates a grade will be assigned pending the outcome of a reinstatement appeal.
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The symbols I (Incomplete), IP (In Progress), W (Withdrawal), S (Satisfactory), U (Unsatisfactory), V (Audit), K (Credit-by-examination), and NR (Not Reported) do not have numerical equivalents and are not used in calculating grade point averages. The Department of Veterans Affairs defines the U and V as nonpunitive grades; however, veteran students should notify the veterans’ counselor immediately upon receiving a grade of U or V.
A course grade that has been reported by the instructor to the Registrar and recorded cannot be changed except in the following circumstances:
- Error in grade. If a student believes that there is an error in a grade, the student should discuss the situation with the instructor. A request for a change of grade assigned by an instructor who has left the university should be addressed to the chair of the department.
- Removal of an Incomplete. A student receiving a grade of I (incomplete) is expected to consult with the instructor within the prescribed time limit and to complete all necessary work. The period of time given to a student to remove a grade of I is established by the instructor, subject only to the maximum time limit set by the university. The university requires that a grade of I be removed no later than the end of the second academic term after the grade of I was assigned (whether or not the student was enrolled during these two terms). The Office of the Registrar will assign a grade of F at the end of the second academic term unless the Office of the Registrar receives an approved grade change request from the instructor. (If the student enrolled for S/U grading, a U will be assigned.) The instructor may or may not change this F/U to an authorized academic grade (i.e., A, B, C, D, S or WF) but may not change it back to I. Instructors may not change I to a W unless a Hardship Withdrawal is awarded. In exceptional cases, departments may authorize students to have I grade for more than two semesters. Such authorizations must be approved by the department chair. The authorization to extend I beyond two semesters must be renewed each semester. Students need not to be enrolled to complete assignments for a course in which a grade of I has been assigned. Auditing or retaking the same course will not remove a grade of I. No student may graduate with an incomplete grade.
Georgia State University
Office of the Registrar
P.O. Box 4017
Atlanta, GA 30303