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2020-2021 Catalog


Lafayette uses a five-letter plus / minus grading scale to evaluate and report a student's academic performance. The course letter grade of "A" indicates excellent, "B" indicates good, "C" indicates satisfactory, "D" indicates passing, and "F" indicates failure. Grades of C-, D+, D, and D-, though passing, fall below the minimum grade point average required for graduation. The following system of grade points and letter codes is used in computing grade point averages. All courses considered in determining the grade point average are listed in the student's permanent record. Starting with the class of 2001, a grade point average of at least 2.00 both overall and in the major is required for graduation.

A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
D- 0.7
F 0.0
INC INCOMPLETE: course requirements not completed; no credit (temporary grade, given only in extenuating circumstances)
P PASS: course credit received but no effect on average
WD WITHDRAWAL: with permission of the Academic Progress Committee; no credit and no effect on average
AU AUDIT: no credit and no effect on average
NG NO GRADE (temporary)
NF NO GRADE (permanent): used in cases of academic dishonesty; carries value of the grade of "F" (zero quality points) in computing semester and cumulative averages
CR CREDIT: course credit received
CRX CREDIT course credit may not be used toward minimum degree requirement
NC NO CREDIT: no course credit received