When and where to see grades
Your grades should be available 4 business days after the end of the term. If your grades are not available online by then, check with your instructor or academic advisor.
For the University's complete policy related to grading see the University's Grading and Transcripts policy.
Both your cumulative and per-term grade point average (GPA) can be found on your unofficial transcript in MyU. If you would like to predict your cumulative GPA at the end of the term, calculate the average GPA needed to raise your cumulative GPA, calculate how many additional credit hours are needed to raise your cumulative GPA, or calculate how a grade in a repeated course will impact your GPA, you can use the GPA calculator.
A-F grade points and definitions
You will take most courses on an A-F grade basis. Courses graded A-F follow the scale below.
|Assigned only in the Law School
|Achievement that is outstanding relative to the level necessary to meet course requirements
|Achievement that is significantly above the level necessary to meet course requirements
|Achievement that meets the course requirements in every respect
|Achievement that is worthy of credit even though it fails to meet fully the course requirements
|Represents failure (or no credit) and signifies that the work was either (1) completed but at a level of achievement that is not worthy of credit or (2) was not completed and there was no agreement between the instructor and the student that the student would be awarded an I (see also I)
S/N grade definitions
S/N means "satisfactory" or "non-satisfactory." This is the University's scale for classes you take "pass/fail."
|Achievement that is satisfactory, which is equivalent to a C- or better for undergraduate students. Graduate and professional programs may establish higher standards for earning a grade of S.
|Same as "F" in A-F: Represents failure (or no credit) and signifies that the work was either (1) completed but at a level of achievement that is not worthy of credit or (2) was not completed and there was no agreement between the instructor and the student that the student would be awarded an I (see also I)
Other grading symbols
Depending on your circumstances, you may also receive grading symbols other than what is listed above. Some professional programs have additional grade notations. See the transcript key to learn out what the symbols mean.
Dean's List (Chancellor's List)
Students who have earned a 3.666 TERM GPA or higher and were enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits of A-F grading for the term have earned Dean's List recognition. Juniors and Seniors enrolled in the BS in Health Professions-Respiratory Care Program qualify for the Dean's List if they achieve 3.666 TERM GPA or higher and they complete at least 11 credits of A-F grading in the spring semester.
There will be a transcript notation for each term that a student achieves the dean's list. The Rochester campus refers to the Dean's List as the Chancellor's List and will publish it as the Chancellor's List on UMR’s public website a few weeks after fall and spring semester. UMR also shares this recognition with a student’s home newspaper for them to publicly recognize the student. Students who have chosen to suppress all of their public information (which includes academic awards and honors) will not be included on the published dean's list (Chancellor's List).
Refer to the Grading & Transcript Policy.
Undergraduate Degree with Distinction
To qualify for a degree with distinction, a student must have completed 60 or more semester credits at the University Minnesota. The student's University cumulative grade point average is the sole determinant of the granting of degrees "with distinction" or "high distinction."
To graduate "with distinction," a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.750 or higher at the time of graduation. To graduate "with high distinction," a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.900 or higher. There is no rounding to determine these calculations.
Rochester Spring Commencement will honor students who have earned distinction with honor chords. The calculations for recognizing students at Spring Commencement who graduate "with distinction" or "high distinction" are based on their cumulative grade point average at the end of the previous term.
Refer to the Grading & Transcript Policy.