This BSU Student Handbook is a guide to student's rights, responsibilities and resources.
The College of Graduate Studies requires that degree-seeking graduate
students maintain a high level of academic standing as they advance in their
degree programs. The grading system for graduate students at BSU is
different from that of the undergraduate programs. Graduate course
achievement will be rated A (4.0), A- (3.7), B+ (3.3), B (3.0), B- (2.7), C+
(2.3), C (2.0), C- (1.7), F (0),W (Withdrawn), IN (Incomplete), or AU
(Audit). Some courses are graded on a P (Pass)/N (No Pass) basis. Refer to
the Course Descriptions section in this catalog.
This grading system puts more pressure on graduate students to perform at a higher level than undergraduate students. Though graduate students may earn less than a B in a course, the overall GPA must be a 3.0 at the time of graduation.
Some departments have additional grade requirements.
Last Modified: September 26, 2012