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UW-Madison Undergraduate Grading System
This section explains the UW-Madison grading system and how an undergraduate GPA is calculated.
How are grades reported for L&S undergraduate students?Semester grades are reported by letters only for all students. UW-Madison does not use a plus and minus system to report final semester grades.
Undergraduate students' quality of work is expressed in terms of a grade point average (GPA). This GPA is based on the total number of credits taken during a given semester or term. Students will receive grades of A through F with the highest possible GPA a student can earn being 4.0 representing A grades in every course. The lowest possible GPA a student can earn is 0.0. For more information regarding grades and GPA, please refer to Undergraduate grades and grade point average (GPA).
More related information regarding grades and grading at UW-Madison can be found at:
- Course Grade Distributions
- Grades and Grading Policy
- Credit/No Credit Courses
- Failures/Repeat Course Option
- Valid Instructor Assigned Grades