Posted: April 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm, Last Updated: July 13, 2017 at 11:11 am
Mason uses grade modes to enforce grading policies. A student registered for a course may have permission to take the course for audit (AU) or credit without grade (S/NC). This changes the individual student’s grade mode, thus further restricting the grades he or she can receive.
Patriot Web grading is designed with internal validation controlled by these grade modes. The grade mode for each student is shown on the grade and attendance rosters in Patriot Web and INB. Only valid grades according to grade mode are displayed in the drop down “grades” box on the web grade roster.
Please read the Academic Policies section of the current University Catalog for more information regarding grading undergraduate and graduate level courses and additional grade notations.
Allowable Grades by Grade Mode
Grades shown below are valid external grades. Administrative grades of SA, NA and HC are available to students in all courses via web grading, but are for internal use only. These notations frequently serve deans and administrators in student services. SA (stopped attending) and NA (never attended) are transformed to grades of F on a transcript. HC (honor charge) is transformed to a grade of NR (not reported).
|Course Level||Grade Mode||Description||Allowable Grades|
|Undergraduate||U||Undergraduate Regular||A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, F, IN*, AB|
|Undergraduate||B**||Undergraduate Special (ABC/NC)||A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, NC, AB, IN*, IP*|
|Undergraduate||I||Undergraduate Special||A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, F, AB, IN*, IP*|
|Graduate||G||Graduate Regular||A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C, F, IN*, AB|
|Graduate||F||Graduate Special||A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C, F, IN*, AB, S, NC, IP*|
|Any||S||Satisfactory/No Credit||S, NC, AB, IN*, IP*|
|Continuing Education||C||Continuing Education or Non-Credit||varies|
|Administrative||Y||Not for Credit||varies|
* The grade of IP (in-progress) is only allowed in certain courses as shown above. A grade of IN (incomplete) is usually the appropriate grade for missing work, and calculates as an F while on the student’s record. IN and IP should not be assigned as mid-term grades.