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Grade Point Scale

The University of South Carolina grades on a standard 4.0 grading system. 

Grade Description Quality Point
A Excellent 4.0
B+ Very Good 3.5 
Good 3.0
C+  Above Average 2.5 
Average 2.0
D+ Below Average 1.5
Poor 1.0 
F Failure 0.0


Additional Grades and Symbols

Grade Description
AUD Audit**
_AC Academic Forgiveness (degree applied)
_AD Academic Forgiveness (degree applied)**
_AF Academic Forgiveness**
_AR Academic Forgiveness
EX Exam Credit Hours Earned**
EXP Exempt Credit Hours Earned**
FN Failure for Non-Attendance
_HE Hours Earned**
I Incomplete**
I_PF Incomplete for Pass/Fail Course (MD Level)**
IP Course in progress or preregistered**
NG No Grade (course not gradable)**
NR No Report**
S Satisfactory**
T Thesis/Dissertation Research**
U Unsatisfactory**
W Withdrawn Without Penalty**
WF Withdrawn With Penalty

(**does not affect GPA)


Checking Your Grades

At any point in the semester, it’s easy to view your USC GPA. Just log in to Self Service Carolina to view your academic record. If you need an official copy of your grades, order a transcript.