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"Q" Grades UW-Madison
The following sections explains when it is appropriate to aware a "Q" grade to an L&S undergraduate student.
A student is awarded a temporary grade of Q (question on credits or Honors) when the grade from the instructor and the student's registration are not compatible. This is a temporary grade that is used during the grade reporting period to indicate a credit problem. Students who receive a Q grade must speak with the instructor to resolve the registration problem so a permanent grade can be reported. Please note that having a Q grade could have implications on a student graduating or getting placed on the Dean's List. Thus, students must make sure they resolve any Q grades in a timely manner and before they plan to graduate.
An example when a Q grade is awarded is when a student is registered for 3 credits in a variable credit course and the instructor crosses out the 3 on the grade sheet and changes it to 4. In this situation, a Q grade will be posted. The Q grade is recorded most frequently when a student does not complete Honors in a course. When a student is in this situation, s/he should speak directly with the instructor to get this situation resolved. Once the problem has been resolved, the Q grade will be changed to an appropriate final grade (A, AB, B, BC, C, D, or F).
Resources for Questions:
Office of the Registrar (608) 262-3811, firstname.lastname@example.org
L&S Student Academic Affairs (608) 262-0617, email@example.com