Our grading system, to the letter.

UCLA Extension uses the following grading scale. Access your grades by logging into your Student Portal.

Grade - Description
Appears on
Portal Only
A - Excellent
B - Good
C - Fair
D - Barely Passing
F - Failure
P - Passed
Work which would otherwise earn a grade of "C" or better in undergraduate level classes
NP - Not Passed
Less than "C" in undergraduate level classes
S - Satisfactory
Work which would otherwise earn a grade of 'B' or better in graduate/professional level classes
U - Unsatisfactory
Less than 'B' in graduate/professional level classes
CEU - Continuing Education Units earned
N - Not for Credit
 I - Incomplete
DR - Deferred Report (Student Rights and Responsibilities)
IP - Course in Progress (grade pending)

W - Withdrawal
FF - Failed (did not take the final exam)
FN - Failed (did not attend)
NR - Do Not Record


Please Note: The grade options listed above may vary per course; review your course syllabus to see which options are available. If you prefer to be graded by a different option, please contact our Enrollment Services team. All grades (except Incomplete) are final when filed by your instructor and may be modified by the suffixes + or -.

Incomplete (I) Grades

UCLA Extension students may petition their instructor to record an Incomplete (I) grade when the student’s work is of passing quality but a portion of the work of the course is incomplete for a good reason, such as illness.

UCLA Extension instructors may grant students up to one quarter to make up an Incomplete. After one quarter—or sooner, if required by your instructor—an Incomplete automatically transitions to a failing grade if the work is not complete. 

Passed (P) and Not Passed (NP) Grades

The University of California prohibits using Passed or Not Passed credit for degree-seeking students to:

  • Make up a deficiency, such as grade point average or subject credit
  • Use as evidence of ability to study at university level
  • Correct probationary or dismissal status
  • Repeat a course in which a grade of D or F was received
  • Fulfill prerequisite requirements, except as specifically authorized

For more information on grading, view policy "AA121 Credit Grading and the Continuing Education Unit" on our policies page, under the Academic Affairs tab.

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