Plus/Minus Grading
FAQ
 How long has UGA had plus/minus grading?
 What is the value assigned to each grade for computing grade point averages?
 How does plus/minus grading affect HOPE?
 Is plus/minus grading used to determine academic honors?
 Does plus/minus grading impact the Dean's List policy?
 How are policies which state "a grade of C or better is required" interpreted?
 Is an instructor for a course required to use plus and minus grades?
 Is there a value assigned to each grade on a grading scale of 0100, e.g., 90 = A?
 Are plus and minus grades listed on UGA students' transcripts?
 What transcript do students use to apply to professional/graduate school?
 Why is there no A+ in the plus/minus grading system?
 Will previous coursework (i.e., courses completed through spring semester 2006) be
converted to reflect the plus/minus grading system?
 Sample Grading Scales

How long has UGA had plus/minus grading?
Plus/minus grading became effective summer semester 2006 (includes Maymester).

What is the value assigned to each grade for computing grade point averages?
Letter grades correspond to the following:
A = 4.00
A = 3.70
B+ = 3.30
B = 3.00
B = 2.70
C+ = 2.30
C = 2.00
C = 1.70
D = 1.00
F = 0.00

How does plus/minus grading affect HOPE?
For information on how eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship is calculated, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 7065426147.

Is plus/minus grading used to determine academic honors?
Yes, plus/minus grading is used. The UGA work attempted that is included in the overall GPA includes plus/minus grades.
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Does plus/minus grading impact the Dean's List policy?
The Dean's List policy includes numerical grade point average. A student's GPA will include any plus or minus grades posted to the transcript.

How are policies which state "a grade of C or better is required" interpreted?
For purposes of University policies or regulations which state that "a grade of C or better is
required," a grade of C will be considered a 2.00. This means that for these policies and
regulations, a grade of C will not satisfy the standard. The same is true for rules and
regulations that require "a B or better" or "a grade of A." An A or B will not satisfy this
standard.

Is an instructor for a course required to use plus and minus grades?
The assignment of grades in a course is the responsibility of the instructor. The plus/minus system
provides more grade options, but how those options are used is the decision of the instructor.

Is there a value assigned to each grade on a grading scale of 0100, e.g., 90 = A?
There is no grading scale assigned to each grade at the University
level.
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Are plus and minus grades listed on UGA students' transcripts?
The University of Georgia transcript includes any plus or minus grades that the student
earns beginning with 2006 summer terms (including Maymester).

What transcript do students use to apply to professional/graduate school?
If a transcript is required for professional/graduate school and scholarship applications, the official UGA
transcript will be the transcript available for students to include in their applications. It will
include any plus or minus grades earned.

Why is there no A+ in the plus/minus grading system?
An A+ was not included when the University Council approved the
plus/minus grading system. There are many different plus/minus systems at leading state universities. Some include
an A+ option and some do not. Universities that include A+ as a grading option often assign it the same value as an
A for computing grade point averages.

Will previous coursework (i.e., courses completed through spring semester 2006) be
converted to reflect the plus/minus grading system?
No grades previously issued will be converted or changed.
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