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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.

Academic Calendar

The academic year consists of fall and spring semesters and a summer term. The Doctor of Medicine program is offered on a year term.

Academic Units

Credit hours are semester hours except in the Doctor of Medicine program. Credits in the Doctor of Medicine program are course- or rotation-based.


Vanderbilt University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Course Numbers

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
Prior to Fall 2015
  • 100- and 1000-level courses are primarily for freshmen and sophomores. May not be taken for graduate credit.
  • 200- and 2000-level courses are normally for juniors and seniors. Selected courses may be taken for graduate credit.
  • 300-, 3000-, and above-level courses are for graduate credit only – unless special permission is granted.

Current Grading Systems

College of Arts and Science (A&S), effective Fall 1982;
Blair School of Music (BLR), effective Fall 1986;
Divinity School (DIV), effective Fall 1983;
Division of Unclassified Studies (DUS), effective Fall 1982;
School of Engineering (ENG), effective Fall 1991;
Graduate School (GS), effective Fall 1992;
Law School (LAW), effective Fall 1988;
School of Medicine (MED), Medical Masters and other Doctoral Programs, effective Fall 2010;
School of Nursing (NURS), effective Fall 2007;
Peabody College (PC) undergraduate, effective Fall 1990;
Peabody College (PC) professional, effective Fall 1992.

GradeQuality PointsNotes
A+4.3LAW only
A+4.0Not in A&S, DIV (or BLR, PC as of Fall 2012)
D+1.3Not in PC professional, NURS (or GS, MED as of Fall 2011)
D1.0Not in PC professional, NURS (or GS, MED as of Fall 2011)
D-0.7Not in PC professional, MED, NURS (or GS as of Fall 2011)


Owen Graduate School of Management (OGSM), Master of Accountancy, effective Fall 2011.

GradeQuality Points


Owen Graduate School of Management (OGSM), All Management Programs, effective Fall 2007.

GradeDescriptionQuality Points
SPSuperior Pass4.0
HPHigh Pass3.5
LPLow Pass2.5


School of Medicine (MED), Doctor of Medicine Program, effective 2003.

HHonorsSuperior or outstanding work in all aspects.
HPHigh PassCompletely satisfactory work with some elements of superior work.
PPassCompletely satisfactory work in all aspects.
P*Marginal PassSerious deficiencies requiring additional work (temporary grade).
FFailUnsatisfactory work.


Prior Grading Systems

Grading systems in place prior to the dates listed above are available here.

Current and Cumulative Statistics

EHRSEarned Hours
QHRSQuality Hours
QPTSQuality Points
GPAGrade Point Average (calculated as GPA = QPTS/QHRS)

Other Symbols

ABAbsent from final examination (temporary grade)**
AWAudit Withdrawal**
CECredit by Examination
CRCredit only (no grade due)
ECondition, with permission to retake exam (temporary grade)**
HIncomplete in Arts and Science honors course
Honors in Divinity School**
IIncomplete (temporary grade)**+
IPIn progress (temporary grade)**
MAbsent from final examination (temporary grade)**
MIAbsent from final examination and incomplete (temporary grade)**
NCNo credit toward current degree**
NO EQTransfer or study abroad coursework with no Vanderbilt equivalent
PMPass-Medical (GS only)
RRepeat of previous course
RCPrevious trial of repeated course**
SSatisfactory (GS research only)**
UUnsatisfactory (GS research only)**
WFWithdrawal while failing**
WPWithdrawal while passing**
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, LAW, and MED.