NU Transcript Supplement

COLLEGE CREDIT

  1. September 1942 to August 1969 - on quarter system (exception - during World War II 1942-45, Navy V-12 Program was on trimester system). A quarter hour (or a semester hour) was the work done in a fifty-minute lecture or recitation once a week for a quarter (or a semester), or a laboratory for a minimum of two hours a week for a quarter (or a semester); 2 semester hours equal 3 quarter (or term) hours. September 1942 to August 1969 - on quarter system (exception - during World War II 1942-45, Navy V-12 Program was on trimester system).
  2. Previous to September 1942 - on semester system (exception - year 1918 - 19 on term system same as a quarter system). A minimum of 180 quarter hours (or 120 semester hours) was required for graduation.

EXPLANATION OF GRADES AND GRADE POINTS

Time Period School and/or Program
September 1947 – August 1982 Undergraduate
September 1982 – August 2004 The Graduate School (D grade not used)
September 1947 – December 2004 Bienen School of Music (graduate programs)
September 1947 – August 1996 McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (graduate programs)
September 1947 – Present Kellogg School of Management
September 1947 – August 2005 School of Communication (graduate programs)
September 1947 – September 1986 Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications (graduate programs)
September 1947 – February 2005 School of Education and Social Policy (graduate programs)
January 1979 – August 1990 School of Nursing
Grade Points Grade
4 = A Excellent
3 = B Good
2 = C Satisfactory
1 = D Poor but Passing (not used for students in the Graduate School)
0 = F Fail (or dropped without permission)

Time Period School and/or Program
June 1927 – August 1947 All Schools
June 1927 – August 1982 The Graduate School
Grade Points Grade
7 = A Superior
6 = A-  
5 = B Good
4 = B-  
3 = C Fair
2 = C-  
1 = D Poor, barely passing
0 = E Condition, removable by “second examination” to a grade not higher than D (discontinued September 1945)
0 = F Fail (or dropped without permission)

Time Period School and/or Program
Previous to June 1927 All Schools
Grade Points Grade
3 = A Superior
2 = B Good
1 = C Fair
0 = D Poor
0 = E Condition, removable by “second examination”
-1 = F Failure, no credit

TRANSCRIPT ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS

* Grades received by special report
# Duplication
## Not applicable toward degree
Abs. Absent from examination; grade subject to make-up examination
Aud. Auditor
Cr. Work completed satisfactorily
Drp. Course dropped with permission, no penalty if work to date of dropping was C or better.
D.W.P. Dropped with permission; F grade
Inc. Incomplete
Prov. Provisional grade
Z Dropped without permission – counts as “F” (discontinued September 1962)

CONSORTIAL AGREEMENTS

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