Grades in the Graduate School are A (excellent); B (good); and C (satisfactory). These grades can be modified by a plus or minus. A straight A reflects superior work. A grade of B or lower strongly suggests work which needs improvement. The grade of F (failing) normally occasions withdrawal from a degree program no later than the end of the ensuing semester.
Graduate students in the PhD program must maintain a B average (3) to remain in the program. Students receiving fellowship funding must maintain at least an A- average (3.7). Fellowships are withdrawn from a student who receives a total of two or more incompletes which are not fulfilled before the beginning of the following semester.