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 Points Per Credit
| A (Excellent)
| AB (Intermediate grade)
| B (Good)
| BC (Intermediate grade)
| C (Fair)
| D (Poor)
| F (Failure)
Contact the Office of the Registrar with further questions:
Phone: (608) 262-3811