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Transcripts

The transcript is an academic record of all coursework completed at the University of Washington-Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma. Most student records were converted to a new transcript system in Winter 1983. University of Washington transcripts may be provided in two formats.

Transcripts are educational records subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended. Transcripts are furnished for official use only and may not be released to, or accessed by, outside agencies or third parties without the written consent of the student concerned.

Academic Terms

The academic year is comprised of three quarters lasting approximately eleven (11) weeks – autumn, winter, and spring. There is also summer quarter.

Accreditation

The University of Washington is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Courses

Course Levels

Course Number Description
100 – 299 Lower division
300 – 499 Upper division
500 and above Graduate

Course Designations

Designation Description
H+Course Title Honors course
W+Course Title Writing course
S+Course Title Service Learning course
R+Course Title Research Component course

Grading & Credit Options

Grading Option Description
S/NS* Satisfactory / Not Satisfactory
C/NC** Credit / No Credit

Grades

Numeric Grades and Scale

Numeric grades begin at 4.0 and decrease by 1/10 to 0.0.

Grade Undergraduate
Grade Point
Graduate
Grade Point
Note
A 4.0 – 3.9 4.0 – 3.9 4.0 Highest grade – Undergraduate and Graduate
A- 3.8 – 3.5 3.8 – 3.5
B+ 3.4 – 3.2 3.4 – 3.1
B 3.1 – 2.9 3.0 – 2.9
B- 2.8 – 2.5 2.8 – 2.5
C+ 2.4 – 2.2 2.4 – 2.1
C 2.1 – 1.9 2.0 – 1.7 1.7 Lowest passing grade – Graduate
C- 1.8 – 1.5 na
D+ 1.4 – 1.2 na
D 1.1 – 0.9 na
D- 0.8 – 0.7 na 0.7 Lowest passing grade – Undergraduate
E 0.6 – 0.0 1.6 – 0.0 0.0 Lowest grade – Undergraduate and Graduate

Letter Grades

Grade Description
I Incomplete
N Satisfactory – with no grade
S Passing

  • Applies to S/NS* courses
  • Undergraduate students: 2.0 and above – Effective Autumn 1985
  • Undergraduate students: 1.7 and above – Effective through Summer 1985
  • Graduate students: 2.7 and above.
NS Not Satisfactory

  • Applies to S/NS* courses
  • Undergraduate students: 1.9 and below – Effective Autumn 1985
  • Undergraduate students: 1.6 and below – Effective through Summer 1985
  • Graduate students: 2.6 and below

CR Credit awarded

  • Applies to C/NC** courses
  • The minimum performance level required for a CR grade is determined, and the grade is awarded directly, by the instructor

NC No Credit awarded
Applies to C/NC** courses
W Withdrawal or Course Drop

  • Official complete withdrawal from the University, or;
  • Course drop for Undergraduates – effective Autumn 1990 – Summer 2020
  • Course drop for Graduates & Professional students – effective Autumn 1997 – Summer 2020

W(3-7) Course Drop

  • Number designates weeks 3 through 7
  • Does not apply during summer quarter
  • Effective through Summer 2020

*W Peremptory Drop

  • Course dropped during weeks 5 through 10
  • Effective through Summer 1990

HW Hardship Withdrawal
Effective through Winter 2020
RD Registrar Drop

  • Course dropped after week 2
  • Course dropped after grades posted
  • Effective Spring 2020
X No grade submitted by instructor

Special Symbols and Notations

Designation Description
Global Event Transcript Annotation The COVID-19 outbreak, a global public health emergency, impacted grading for terms indicated with a comment within each quarter on the front of the transcript.
Grade +(I) The final grade was originally an Incomplete
/R Repeated Course
Effective through Autumn 1982

  • Only the last grade is calculated in grade point average
  • Credit is allowed once

Effective Winter 1983 through Summer 1985

  • First grade was greater than 2.0
  • The second grade is not calculated in grade point average
  • Credit for second grade is not allowed

Effective Winter 2005

  • Grades for both courses are calculated in grade point average
  • Grades for courses repeated more than once are not calculated in grade point average
  • Credit is allowed only once

/DR Repeated Course
Effective Winter 1983 through Summer 1985

  • First grade was less than 2.0
  • Both grades are calculated in grade point average
  • Credit is allowed once

Effective Autumn 1985

  • Both grades are calculated in grade point average
  • Credit is allowed once

X/R Repeated Course

  • Used for an undergraduate indicating the student repeated a course not eligible to be repeated for grade or credit
  • Effective Autumn 1985
/R Foreign Language Course

  • Foreign language course initially taken in high school
  • Course used as language of admission
  • Grade is not calculated in grade point average
  • Credit is not allowed
  • Effective Autumn 1987

/D Degree Requirement Eligibility

  • Grade is calculated in grade point average
  • Credit is not allowed toward degree requirements

Professional Schools

School of Dentistry

Numeric grades begin at 4.0 and decrease by 1/10 to 0.0.
Effective Autumn 1992

  • Highest grade is 4.0
  • Lowest passing grade is 0.7
  • Dental students taking medical school courses are allowed medical school grades

Effective through Summer 1992

  • 4.0 – Honor
  • 3.7, 3.3, 3.0, 2.7 – Good
  • 2.3, 2.0 – Low Pass
  • 0.0 – Failure

Prior to Spring 1981

Letter Grade Grade Point/Description
A 4.0
B 3.0
C 2.0
E Failure
EW Failure Withdrawal
CR, NC, I, N, W

School of Law

GPA calculation began Autumn 2005 for students (JD only) enrolled as of Spring 2007.

Effective Autumn 1998
Applies to entering first-year Law students.

Letter Grade Grade Point/Description
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.4
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C 2.0
D 1.0
E 0.0
CR Credit
NC No Credit
I Incomplete
N Satisfactory without grade
W Withdrawal
HW Hardship Withdrawal – Effective through Winter 2020
RD Registrar Drop – Effective Spring 2020

Effective Prior to Autumn 1998
Applies to entering first-year Law students.

Letter Grade Description
DS Distinguished
H Honors
P Pass
LP Low Pass
CR, NC, I, N, HW

Prior to 1990

  • Numeric grades – credit awarded for grades 4.0 through 2.3
  • Letter grades – CR, NC, I, N, *W, and W

School of Medicine

Letter Grades

  • H – Honors
  • S, NS, CR, NC, I, N, W

Effective Autumn 1996

  • HP – High Pass
  • P – Pass
  • F – Fail

Effective Autumn 2002
S, NS grades were discontinued.

School of Pharmacy

Numeric grades begin at 4.0 and decrease by 1/10 to 0.0.

  • 4.0 – Highest grade
  • 0.7 – Lowest passing grade