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article 3—academic policies and regulations

Part 1. Grades and Grading System

§ 3-102 Grading System—Grades Authorized for All Colleges

Excellent (A+, A, A-); Good (B+, B, B-); Fair (C+, C, C-); Poor (D+, D, D-) (lowest passing grade); Failure (F) (not acceptable for degree credit), including courses dropped for academic irregularities (see § 1‑402); Absent from the final examination without an acceptable excuse ABS (counts as a failure, not acceptable for degree credit). If a student is absent from a final examination, and it is clear that taking that examination could not have resulted in a passing grade for the course, a grade of F may be given instead of ABS. The A+ grade standing alone should not be used to designate Honors Credit (see § 3-703). It should only be used to designate superior academic performance in a course/section not certified as an honors course/section by the offering department. It should not be used for Honors Credit Learning Agreements. To recognize superior academic performance in a course so designated, the appropriate grade is A+H.