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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, approved a spring 2020 temporary S/CR/NC grading scale for undergraduate students enrolled in undergraduate (100- to 400-level) courses. Students were allowed to adopt S/CR/NC grading in nearly all undergraduate courses; students had to choose to adopt S/CR/NC grading during the last week of class, before final exams were administered.

The S (satisfactory) grade represents satisfactory completion of a course with performance that would merit a letter grade of C or higher. The CR (credit) grade represents completion of a course with performance equivalent to a letter grade of C-minus, D-plus, D, or D-minus. The NC (no credit) grade is awarded when a student does not complete a course. The S, CR, and NC grades do not affect the student’s institutional GPA.

The University of Tennessee, College of Law adopted a mandatory H/S/NC grading scale for spring 2020 classes that normally would have been graded on the college’s 4.3 grading scale. The H (honors) grade represents excellent work and was reserved for the top twenty percent of the class (in classes subject to the mandatory curve) and for work that would have received a numeric grade of 3.5 or higher (for all other classes). The S (satisfactory) grade represents satisfactory work. The NC (no credit) grade represents work that was not satisfactory. As a result of this mandatory policy, spring semester 2020 class performance did not impact a student’s GPA or class rank.

Students may request an official transcript on the One Stop website. Academic transcripts are subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Any questions regarding the validity of an academic transcript should be directed to:

Office of the University Registrar
209 Student Services Bldg
Knoxville, TN 37996-0230
Tel: 865-974-0487

Since 1897, UT has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

All course work completed prior to Fall Semester 1988 is under the quarter system.  College of Law course work completed after Spring Quarter 1981 is under the semester system.

A Superior 4.0 4.0
A- Intermediate Grade 3.7 3.7
B+ Very Good 3.3 3.3
B Good 3.0 3.0
B- Intermediate Grade 2.7 2.7
C+ Fair 2.3 2.3
C Satisfactory 2.0 2.0
C- Unsatisfactory 1.7 N/A
D+ Unsatisfactory 1.3 N/A
D Unsatisfactory 1.0 1.0
D- Unsatisfactory 0.7 N/A
F Failure 0.0 0.0
I Incomplete 0.0 0.0
Incomplete not calculated in GPA.

A 4.0 4.0
B+ 3.5 3.5
B 3.0 3.0
C+ 2.5 2.5
C 2.0 2.0
D 1.0 1.0
F 0.0 0.0
I 0.0 0.0
Incomplete grade computed as failure for undergraduates prior to fall semester 1988.
Incomplete grade computed as failure for graduate students prior to fall quarter 1976.
          WF                      0.0-withdrew failing, discontinued as failing grade fall 2008.
           X                        0.0-Missed exam.

The following grades or notations are used by the university;
however, these do not earn quality points
and are not used in GPA calculations.

Aud Audit (courses not recorded on academic record effective fall 1982).
Blank No report.
CI Incomplete grade for courses graded satisfactory/credit/no credit.
CR Credit earned grade-represents a grade of C-, D+, D, or D- (spring 2020 only).
H Veterinary Medicine clinical honors grade, College of Law honors grade-satisfactory grade that represents a letter grade of A or B.
IW Incomplete due to writing deficiency.
N No progress.
NC No credit-represents a standard grade of C-, D+, D, D-, F.
NC Represents a standard grade of F for undergraduates spring 2020 only.
NC grade NC-, ND+, ND, ND-, NF, no credit grades.
NG No grade.
NP No progress toward completion of thesis or dissertation.
NR Non-reported grade.
P Progress toward completion of thesis or dissertation.
S Satisfactory-represents standard grade of A, B, C for UG, A or B for GR.
SI Incomplete grade for a course graded satisfactory/no credit.
W Withdrawn.
WP Withdrew passing.
WF Withdrew failing-effective fall 2008.
(*) Repeat-all attempted and earned hours and quality points excluded from GPA.
(#) Repeat-earned hours excluded from cumulative totals.

Effective fall semester 2006, the College of Law awards numerical grades and grades of satisfactory/no credit. Numerical grades are reported in 0.1 increments with 0.0 being the lowest possible grade, 0.8 the lowest passing grade and 4.3 the highest grade possible. Grades of 4.1 through 4.3 are considered to reflect extraordinary performance. Grade point averages will be rounded to the nearest tenth point by the college when determining class rank and honors distinctions although the official university transcript reflects averages rounded to the hundredth decimal place.

UUndergraduate level courses numbered 100(0) through 400(0).

GGraduate level courses numbered 500(0) through 600(0).

LLaw level courses.

VVeterinary Medicine level courses.

S or R in the course number signifies a service or research course for undergraduates.

N in the course number signifies an internship course.

C in the course number signifies a consortium course through a UT System campus.

Unless otherwise noted by “ACADEMIC DISMISSAL” student is in good standing and eligible to enroll.

Effective fall quarter 1985Transfer hours are counted for degree programs but are not computed in the UTK grade point average for courses transferred after summer quarter 1985.

ADMAdmissions deficiency met DPDepartmental placement credit
APAdvanced placement HNRSHonors by contract
CHHigh school challenge exam HONHonors credit
CMCambridge IBInternational baccalaureate
COPCo-op credit MILMilitary
CLPCollege level exam NONNon-credit
CORCorrespondence PRFProficiency credit