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Vanderbilt University has been on the semester system since Fall 1957. On July 1, 1979, George Peabody College for Teachers merged with Vanderbilt University. The Vanderbilt seal is embossed on all George Peabody College transcripts issued since the merger. Vanderbilt University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

GRADING INFORMATION

College of Arts and Science (A&S) Prior to Fall 1982 – Grading System C
As of Fall 1982 – Grading System A
Blair School of Music (BLR) Grading System A
Divinity School (DIV) Prior to Fall 1983 – Grading System C
As of Fall 1983 – Grading System A
Division of Unclassified Studies (DUS) Prior to Fall 1982 – Grading system C
As of Fall 1982 – Grading System A
School of Engineering (ENG) Prior to Summer 1982 – Grading System C
As of Summer 1982 – Grading System B
As of Fall 1991 – Grading System A
Graduate School (GS) Prior to Fall 1992 – Grading System C
As of Fall 1992 – Grading System A
Law School (LAW) Prior to Fall 1988 – Grading System D
As of Fall 1988 – Grading System A
School of Medicine (MED) Prior to 1989 – Grading System E
As of 1989 – Grading System F
As of 2003 – Grading System G for MD program
As of 2003 – Grading System A for non-MD programs
School of Nursing (NUR) Prior to Summer 1982 – Grading System C
As of Fall 1982 – Grading System A
As of Fall 1985 – Grading System B
As of Fall 2007 – Grading System A
Owen Graduate School of Management (OGSM) Prior to Fall 1984 – Grading System C
As of Fall 1984 – Grading System B
As of Fall 1988 – Grading System A
As of Fall 2007 – Grading System H
Peabody College (PC) – Undergraduate Prior to Fall 1976 – Grading System C
As of Fall 1976 – Grading System B
As of Fall 1979 – Grading System C
As of Summer 1982 – Grading System B
As of Fall 1990 – Grading System A
Peabody College (PC) – Professional Prior to Fall 1976 – Grading System C
As of Fall 1976 – Grading System B
As of Fall 1979 – Grading System C
As of Fall 1992 – Grading System A

COURSE LEVEL INFORMATION

  • 100 and 1000 level courses are primarily for freshmen and sophomores. They may not be taken for graduate credit.
  • 200 and 2000 level courses are normally for juniors and seniors. Many courses may be taken for graduate credit.
  • 300 and 3000 level courses are for graduate credit only unless special permission is granted. Numbering of professional school courses may vary.

SYMBOLS USED IN TRANSCRIPTS

AS Absent from final examination (temporary grade)**
AU/AD Audit **
CE Credit by examination
CR Credit only (no grade due)
E Condition, with permission to retake exam (temporary grade)
EHRS Earned hours
GPA Grade point average (calculated as follows: GPA = QPTS/QHRS
H Incomplete in Arts and Science honors course **
Honors in Divinity School **
Honors in the School of Medicine
I Incomplete (temporary grade) **+
IP In progress
M Absent from examination (temporary grade)**
MI Absent from examination and incomplete **
NC No credit toward current degree
P Pass **
QHRS Quality hours
QPTS Quality points
R Repeat of previous course.
RC Previous trial of repeated course **
W Withdrawal **
WF Withdrawal while failing **
WP Withdrawal while passing **
X Grade unknown, hours earned awarded **

** Does not affect grade point average. (Exception: The AB, I, M and MI grades are calculated as an F in A&S and PC.)

+ May be a permanent grade in Divinity School, Graduate School and Law School.