Grading System

WGU Transcripts include the following marks:

  • Pass: Certifies successful completion of a course of study. A student has demonstrated required competencies by passing the final assessment with a grade equivalent of B or better or 3.00 grade points on a 4.00 scale.
  • Not Passed: Indicates that a student failed to complete a course of study in the time allotted. To meet program requirements, the student generally re-enrolls for the course of study in a subsequent term.
  • Requirement Satisfied: Recognizes that a student has satisfied the requirements of a course of study through alternate coursework that may not be directly transferred.
  • Transfer: Signifies that a student has completed equivalent work at another regionally or nationally accredited institution.
  • Withdrawn: Represents that the student was withdrawn from the University or course before term completion.
  • Dropped: Verifies that the course was dropped from term registration and is not included in attempted units.

The University does not calculate a grade point average (GPA).

One competency unit is the equivalent of one semester credit of learning in traditional grading systems.

Grades are transcribed upon completion of a course of study.  A course(s) of study in progress will not appear on the transcript until the end of a term.

Note: Students receive a grade of Pass, Not Passed, Dropped or Withdrawn on their permanent academic record and transcript for any course(s) of study for which they enroll in a term, regardless of whether they attempt an assessment.  An earned Pass or Not Passed is not replaced with a grade of Withdrawn. Grades of Not Passed and Withdrawn are counted as units not completed and, as such, are counted against satisfactory academic progress. See Satisfactory Academic Progress (opens new window).



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