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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
As of Fall 2011 – Grading System A.1
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
As of Fall 2011 – Grading System A.1 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
As of Fall 2011 – Grading System A.1
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 for all Management programs
As of Fall 2007 – Grading System I for the Master of Accountancy
As of Fall 2011 – Grading System J for the Master of Accountancy
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

Prior to Fall 2015
  • 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.
Effective Fall 2015
0000–0799Non-credit, non-degree courses that do not apply to a degree program
0800–0999Courses that will be eventually given credit (e.g. study abroad)
1000–1999Lower-level introductory undergraduate courses. Generally, no prerequisites
2000–2999Lower-level intermediate undergraduate courses. May have prerequisites
3000–3999Upper-level intermediate undergraduate courses. Likely have prerequisites or require instructor permission
NOTE: The range 3400–3599 has been reserved for future program growth and is not to be used at the present time
4000–4999Upper-level advanced undergraduate courses. Usually have prerequisites or require instructor permission
5000–5999Introductory-level graduate and professional courses (including those co-enrolled with undergraduates)
6000–7999Intermediate-level graduate and professional courses
8000–9999Advanced-level graduate and professional courses

 

SYMBOLS USED IN TRANSCRIPTS

ABAbsent from final examination (temporary grade)**
AU/ADAudit**
AWAudit Withdrawal**
CECredit by Examination
ECondition, with permission to retake exam (temporary grade; not valid after 2007)**
EHRSEarned hours
GPAGrade Point Average (calculated as follows GPA = QPTS/QHRS)
HIncomplete in Arts and Science honors course
Honors in Divinity School**
Honors in the School of Medicine
IIncomplete (temporary grade)**+
IPIn progress
MAbsent from final examination (temporary grade)**
MIAbsent from final examination and incomplete
NCNo credit toward current degree**
NO EQTransfer or study abroad course work with no equivalent Vanderbilt course number
PPass**
PMPass-Medical, GS only
QHRSQuality hours
QPTSQuality points
RRepeat of previous course
RCPrevious trial of repeated course**
SSatisfactory (GS research only)
UUnsatisfactory (GS research only)
WWithdrawal**
WFWithdrawal while failing** (Not valid after 1987)
WPWithdrawal while passing** (Not valid after 1987)
XGrade unknown, hours earned awarded**
** Does not affect grade point average. (Prior to Fall 2008, the AB, I, M, and MI grades were calculated as an F in A&S and PC.)
+ May be a permanent grade in DIV, GS, and LAW.