Students' grades in all courses are filed in the Office of Admissions and Records and become a part of the official records of the university.
The grades awarded are A, B, C, D, F, I, S, U, W, X, Y, AS, AU, AW, EX, and under certain conditions, H, P, and NP. The passing grades used are A, B, C, and under certain conditions, H, P, and S. The grade of "D" is the lowest grade for which credit is given in any undergraduate college. This means that although in the judgment of the instructor credit should be allowed for the course, the degree will not be conferred upon a student whose work is all of that level. In the Graduate College, however, the grade of "D" is failing insofar as credit toward a degree is concerned, but credit in the course will be recorded to be used only to satisfy prerequisite requirements and/or requirements for certificates. Non-passing grades are F, U, and NP. The grade of "W" (withdrawal) is a neutral grade assigned when the student is passing at the time of withdrawal. A student who withdraws from a course with failing grades will receive the grade of "F."
The grade of "S" (satisfactory) is a neutral passing grade. The grade of "U" (unsatisfactory) is used to indicate that no credit will be given for the course. These grades may be used for seminar courses; provided they are taught on a noncompetitive basis and all students in the class are graded on this basis. The "S" grade is the only passing grade accepted for special problem courses, individual research, and directed reading courses.
An "X" is a neutral conditional grade indicating that satisfactory progress is being made and may only be used for thesis and dissertation research courses 5980 and 6980. It is a complete grade whenever the final entry is either "S" (satisfactory) or "U" (unsatisfactory). An intermediate grade of "U" indicating unsatisfactory progress in thesis or dissertation research may be given if circumstances warrant.
The grade of "F" (failure) is calculated in the grade point average and carries a value of 0. Students who receive an "F" grade in a required course must, if possible, register for the required course again the first time it is given. Any student presenting credit from another institution for a course in which he/she previously failed at the Health Sciences Center will not receive credit for such course except through validation by the department in which the course was originally failed.
The grades of “H” (honors) and “P” (pass) are GPA neutral passing grades and credit is given for the course. “H” and “P” hours are included in hours attempted and hours earned. These grades are only used for the College of Medicine basic science courses in the first two years. The grading scale used for the College of Medicine core basic science courses is Honors (95% and above) and Pass (70% - 94%). The grade of “P” may also appear on intercampus enrollment.
The grade of "W" (withdrawal) is a neutral grade indicating that the student was enrolled in but withdrew from the course. A "W" will not be recorded if the student's withdrawal is within the first two weeks of a semester or the first week of a summer term, nor will any record be maintained on the student's permanent record.
The grade of "Y" denotes a yearlong course that begins in one term and ends in the next term. The Colleges of Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Medicine commonly use this grade.
The grade of "EX" indicates that a student is exempt from a required course because the student has earned equivalent credit.
The grade of "AW" (administrative withdrawal) may be assigned to indicate that a student has been "involuntarily" withdrawn by the institution during the designated semester for disciplinary or financial reasons or inadequate attendance. Such institutional penalties must follow formal institutional procedures. Administrative withdrawals are GPA neutral.
An "AU" grade is used to indicate satisfactory completion of an audit enrollment. An instructor may assign a "W" grade to an auditor who, in the instructor's opinion, did not perform according to the specific requirements as identified to the student at the time of enrollment.
OUHSC is excluded from participation in the OSRHE Academic Forgiveness Provision, including repeat, reprieve, and renewal, and it does not recognize plus/minus grades.