Apr 24, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Academic Standing


Review for Academic Standing

Each student will be reviewed for academic standing at the end of each term.

Full Academic Standing To maintain full academic standing, an accumulated grade point average of 3.0 for master’s degree students, 3.25 for education specialist degree and educational doctorate students is required. If less than the minimum is attained, the student will be placed on probationary academic standing.

Probationary Academic Standing A student on probationary academic standing who attains the minimum accumulated grade point average will be removed from probationary status and accorded full academic standing. A student on probationary academic standing who fails to attain the minimum accumulated grade point average will be dropped from the university. Students with probationary academic standing cannot graduate from the program or university. The student must attain the minimum accumulated grade point average required by the Graduate School.

Dropped A student dropped from the university is not eligible to enroll for graduate credit unless readmitted to a graduate program.



Grade Points Description
A 4.00 Exceptional
A- 3.67  


B 3.00 * Satisfactory graduate level work
B- 2.67  
C+ 2.33  
C 2.00 Graduate work at a level worth credit, but of less quality than expected.
D 1.00 Graduate work at a level unacceptable for application to a graduate degree or certification program at UW-Stout.
F 0.00 Failure through coursework.
FN   Failure by never attending a course.
FS   Failure by stopped attending a course.
I   Incomplete
IP   In Progress
WS   Withdrawal Satisfactory
WU   Withdrawal Unsatisfactory
O   Outstanding - for approved courses only.
S   Satisfactory - for approved courses only.
U   Unsatisfactory - for approved courses only.
CR/NC   Credit/No Credit - for courses requested by student under the policy for CR/NC grading option.
W   Withdrawal from school assigned by Advisement Assistance Center personnel, or by Registrar to indicate a class was “never attended.”
NG   Temporary grade used until official grade is submitted.
* The minimum cumulative grade point average required for an Education Specialist and Educational Doctorate degree program student is 3.25.


Graduate students are not allowed to use the pass/fail system for any courses to be used to meet program requirements or for any courses identified as deficiencies at admission.

Incomplete - I

The grade “Incomplete” (I) may be given for failure to complete course work due to absence over which the student had no control. Incompletes not cleared within one year of the date of assignment, will be changed to an “F.” To receive credit after that time, the student must re-register for the course.

In Progress - IP

The grade “In Progress” (IP) may be given for research paper credits in cases where the student has been working on the problem, but requires more time to complete it. If the IP grade is not cleared within one year of assignment, the student must re-register for the course.

Grade Point Average

All course work taken for graduate credit is counted in the calculation of the grade point average.

To maintain full academic standing, an accumulated grade point average of 3.0 for master’s degree students and 3.25 for Ed.S. and Ed.D. students, is required. If less than the minimum is attained, the student will be placed on probationary academic standing.

Students may repeat a course, but all grade points earned for the course, no matter how many times it is taken, will be counted in the calculation of the grade point average.

A student on probationary academic standing who attains the minimum accumulated grade point average will be awarded full academic standing. A student on probationary academic standing who fails to attain the minimum accumulated grade point average will be dropped from the university.

A student dropped from the university is not eligible to enroll for graduate credit unless they reapply for admission, pay the application fee and are readmitted by approval of the Graduate School Exceptions Committee.