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Grade refers to the description of grade codes assigned to students graded in each course.

Where Term Appears
CSUMB Data Warehouse Dashboards:
Other Reports:
Data Custodian
Office of the Registrar
Data Source
Source System:CMS - SA
Source Table Name:PS_GRADE_TBL
Source Field Name:DESCR
Census Process:No
Logical Transformation / Calculation
OBIEE Folder and Column
Folder Heading:"Grade"
Column Heading:"Grade"


Examples of Grade descriptions and their corresponding grade codes include:

  • Excellent (A+, A, A-)
  • Good (B+, B, B-)
  • Satisfactory (C+, C, C-)
  • Passing (D+, D, D-)
  • Failing (F)
  • Audit (AU)
  • Credit (CR)
  • Incomplete (I)
  • Incomplete Charged (IC)
  • No Credit (NC)
  • Report Delayed (RD)
  • Report in Progress (RP)
  • Withdrawal (W)
  • Withdrawal Unauthorized (WU)

For additional information on grading policy, see the current CSUMB catalog.

Business Rules

Grading Option - University policy provides that a student may choose to take a course for a Credit/No Credit grade instead of a traditional letter grade when indicated in the Catalog.  Graduate students are limited to nine (9) units of CR-graded work. A course may be designated "Letter grade only (A-F)" or "Credit/No Credit grading only". If so, these notices must appear in the course description in the University Catalog.  See CSUMB’s Enrollment and Registration Policy for more detail.

Some 300- and 400-level courses are approved for use on graduate student programs. Graduate students are graded differentially in these courses.

Report in Progress (RP) - The "RP" symbol is used in connection with courses requiring multiple enrollment, i.e., that extend beyond one academic term. It indicates that work is in progress but that assignment of a final course grade must await completion of additional work. Work is to be completed within one (1) calendar year immediately following the end of the term during which it was assigned except for graduate degree theses. If the "RP" symbol is not replaced by a final course grade within the specified time period or prior to the student's declared graduation date, it will be changed to a "WU." An "RP" symbol cannot be replaced by an "I" (Incomplete) symbol; an "I" is not a final course grade. Unlike other instances of the grade, RP in an Early Start course will not require subsequent replacement. For purposes of Early Start grading, RP means that the Student provided sufficient work to satisfy the Early Start requirement but did not complete remediation.

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