Any undergraduate student with a declared major who earns a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on 12 units or more of letter-graded course work in any one semester is placed on the Dean's List for that semester. The university IRBs have been established to meet federal regulations. Faculty advisers and departments take factors other than satisfactory grades and adequate GPAs into consideration in determining a student's qualifications for an advanced degree. Grade points are assigned as follows for each unit in the credit value of a course: Marks of CR, NC, P, NP, W, IP, MG, and IN do not affect a student’s grade point average. University of Southern California students can use this calculator to estimate the outcome of this semester's grades on your overall college average. No student may repeat a course for grade point credit in which a grade of B- or better was received. C+ = 2.3 points. Other comprises any course work attempted while not admitted to a degree program or course work not available for degree credit. When a student is found responsible for a violation of the USC Student Conduct Code standards pertaining to academic dishonesty, the Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee) will inform the Office of Academic Records and Registrar. B = 3.0 points. Completion of approved course work from another institution is a requirement for petitioning for readmission. Previously graded work may not be repeated for credit. A prerequisite course may not be repeated after a student has completed a course for which it is designated a prerequisite. Grade Point Average is calculated and truncated; it is not rounded. Disciplinary sanctions noted on student records include  suspension and expulsion from the university and revocation of admission and degree. A student may complete the IN by completing only the portion of required work not finished as a result of documented illness or emergency occurring after the twelfth week of the semester. A student whose overall GPA falls below 2.0 is required to seek academic advisement prior to course selection each semester. A– = 3.7 points. Changes should be requested only on the basis of an actual error in assigning the original grade, not on the basis of a request by the student or special consideration for an individual student. All grade issues at USC (IN, MG, etc.) As participants in an enterprise that depends on academic freedom and integrity, faculty members and graduate students have a special obligation to promote conditions that maintain free inquiry and the highest standards of integrity. Disciplinary good standing is determined by the office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards. If an IN is assigned as the student's grade, the instructor will fill out the Assignment of an Incomplete (IN) and Requirements for Completion form, which will specify to the student and to the department the work remaining to be done, the procedures for its completion, the grade in the course to date and the weight to be assigned to the work remaining to be done when computing the final grade. The same course may be repeated no more than once for the benefit of substitution of grade. Minimum passing grades are D- for undergraduate credit and C for graduate credit. In addition, plus and minus grades may be used, with the exceptions of A plus, F plus and F minus. Petitions for readmission after academic disqualification are initiated by the student through the Office of Academic Review and Retention. Graduate students may repeat a course in which a grade of C- or below was received, but both grades will be calculated in the grade point average. Post hoc approval will not be granted. In appropriate cases, the Office of Academic Records and  Registrar will post the sanction information on the student's academic records. Actions such as Corrections of Grades, Completion of Incompletes, Removal of Missing Grades and Exceptions Requests will not result in academic statuses being retroactively changed. "Human subject" means a living individual about whom an investigator conducting research obtains (a) data through intervention or interaction with the individual or (b) identifiable private information. Continued enrollment requires clearance from a counselor in the Office of Academic Review and Retention. Grading Options and Enrollment Status: CR/NC, P/NP, W, and V (Audit) There are two classifications of grading: 1. Marks of CR, NC, P, NP, W, IP, MG and IN do not affect a student's grade point average. Students are considered to be in good academic standing if they are eligible to register for classes. The Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) are fully authorized to review all proposals and projects which involve the use of human subjects. The following grades are used: A — excellent; B — good; C — fair in undergraduate courses and minimum passing in courses for graduate credit; D — minimum passing in undergraduate courses; F — failed. Post hoc approval will not be granted. These students may repeat a maximum of three courses taken during the first two semesters at USC in which grades of D+ or below (including UW and IX) were received, and only the subsequent letter grade, even if lower, will be calculated in the grade point average. Grade Point Average Categories and Class Levels, Probation and Disqualification of Undergraduate Students, Academic Warning and Dismissal of Graduate Students, Acalog™ Academic Catalog Management System™ (ACMS™). Javascript is currently not supported, or is disabled by this browser. Courses offered on a Credit/No Credit basis or taken on a Pass/No Pass basis for which an MG was not resolved within one year will be changed to a mark of NC or NP and will not be calculated into the grade point average. Procedures on disputed academic evaluations are described here. The grade of F indicates that the student failed at the end of the semester or was doing failing work and stopped attending the course after the twelfth week of the semester. A special provision governs the repeat of courses by students who enter USC as first-time freshmen. The University of Southern California does not calculate or support a class rank for its undergraduate students. Before petitioning for readmission, a disqualified student must complete a minimum of 12 semester units of preapproved, transferable course work applicable to USC degree requirements with a minimum 3.0 GPA.