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Grades & Credits

Grading System & GPA

In the table below, grades of P, NG, WIP, AU, DR, and W are not used in computing quality point averages. Each individual instructor adopts a fair, consistent, and appropriate grading scale for his or her course.

Letter Grade Grade Rating Quality Points*/SH
A Superior 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B Good 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D Poor 1.0
D- 0.7
F Failure 0.0
P Passing
I Incomplete
NG No Grade Reported
WIP Work in Progress
AU Audit
DR Withdrawal from School
W Drop a Class


*Used to determine Grade Point Average (GPA).


A grade of incomplete (“I”) may be considered when the student has completed a minimum of 75% of a course and cannot complete the remaining 25% due to extenuating circumstances. Such circumstances include illness, death, loss of job, complications with pregnancy, emergencies, and military service.

The student must submit a completed Request for Incomplete form to the instructor before the last day of the course. If the prescribed extenuating circumstances warrant an incomplete, the instructor will submit the completed form to the Registrar’s Office and copy the student. The instructor must respond within two weeks of receiving the request. The Request for Incomplete Form is available on myBU under the Student Tab. The course must be completed by midterm of the next semester or the “I” automatically changes to an “F.”

Class Rank & Credit Hour Policy


Classification Semester Hours Completed
Freshman 1-27
Sophomore 28-57
Junior 58-91
Senior 92+


Bluefield University has an extensive Credit Hour Policy that can be viewed in the Academic Catalog.

Academic Standing

Bluefield University has the following Academic Standings:

  1. Good Standing
  2. Academic Probation
  3. Continued Academic Probation
  4. Academic Suspension

Note: View the Academic Catalog for detailed descriptions.


A student has the right to contest the grade given in any Bluefield University course. Please review the Grade Appeal Procedure in the current Bluefield University Academic Catalog. If the procedure is not followed, then an appeal may be denied.

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