UW-Madison Undergraduate Grading Information

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/term grades are reported by letters only for all students. UW-Madison does not use a plus and minus system to report final semester/term 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 4.000 representing A grades in every course.  The lowest possible GPA a student can earn is 0.000.  The following grades are included in computing a student' GPA:
 Grade  Grade Points Per Credit
 A (Excellent)  4
 AB (Intermediate grade)  3.5
 B (Good)  3
 BC (Intermediate grade)  2.5
 C (Fair)  2
 D (Poor)  1
 F (Failure)  0
For more information regarding grades and GPA, please refer to Valid Grades.

Contact the Office of the Registrar with further questions:
Phone: (608) 262-3811
Email: registrar@em.wisc.edu

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