P/NC (Pass/No Credit). A nonnumerical grade of Pass
(equivalent to grades of A, B+, B, C+, and C) or No Credit (equivalent
to grades of D and F) is assigned to any student who has
registered for his or her course on that basis, when such registration
is in accord with the regulations of the student's school and the
faculty offering the course.
T (Temporary). Grades
of TB+, TB, TC+, TC, TD, TF, and TZ are used for all incomplete and
temporary grades. Temporary grades are given at the discretion of the
instructor when the student has not completed properly the coursework
requirements (i.e., major assignments or examinations). Students
enrolled in courses in the School of Engineering receive a grade of TF
if the final examination is not taken at the scheduled time. The letter
grade following the T represents the grade the instructor would assign
if the outstanding work were to remain uncompleted, except for the TZ
grade. The TZ grade should be assigned only when a student is unable to
finish his or her work due to a verifiable emergency situation. The
student and faculty member are urged to reach an agreement as soon as
possible as to how the course should be completed. The TZ will have no
immediate effect on a student's grade-point average; however, if the situation is not
resolved within the following semester, the TZ will convert to an F, and
the grade-point average will be recalculated accordingly. Temporary grades become
permanent if the work is not completed as required and no notice is
received from the instructor to convert the temporary grade to a
permanent one. In no case is this permanent grade lower than the
assigned letter grade. Fall semester T grades must be completed by May 1;
spring and summer T grades by December 1. However, it remains the
prerogative of an individual faculty member and/or the office of the
dean of the faculty offering the course to set earlier deadlines and
internal procedures for completing the work required. It is the
responsibility of the student to contact the instructor for an
interpretation of the T grade and to establish a timetable for the
completion of coursework.
W (Withdrawal). A W is
assigned when a student has withdrawn from a course, without any
evaluation made of coursework, on or before the completion of eight
weeks of any regular semester with the permission of the appropriate
authority designated by each faculty. Under no circumstances shall the
assignment of W be allowed when the withdrawal from a school is
dated during the last two full weeks of instruction in any semester. Should
withdrawal occur without permission, the instructor will give the
appropriate letter grade.
NG (No Grade Given). Where
no grade is assigned on the final grade roster by the faculty member,
an NG (No Grade Given) will be assigned. The NG will have no immediate
effect on the student's grade-point average; however, if the situation is not resolved
within the following semester, the NG will convert to an F, and the grade-point average
will be recalculated accordingly.
H (Honors). Used
in lieu of a grade for the first semester of a full-year school or
departmental honors course. Credits for H grades are not
calculated into the student's cumulative grade-point average until the
final grade is assigned upon completion of the honors course. Course
credits are included, however, in the total number of degree credits.
S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory). Grades used in courses where the N credit prefix is used.
XF (Disciplinary F).
Used as a sanction for violations of Academic Integrity policies. Requests for removal of the X from an XF grade must be submitted in writing to the New Brunswick Campus Appeals Committee. Such requests will not be considered until at least 18 months from the time of the violation that resulted in the XF. In order for the request to be granted, the student, at a minimum, following the original violation, must have an exemplary record with respect to academic integrity, must have completed a Rutgers academic integrity workshop or seminar, and must satisfactorily answer a required series of essay questions on why the X should be removed. The Campus Appeals Committee shall make the final decision concerning the request. If the request is denied, the student must wait another year to submit another request.