Academic Grades and Marks
School of Nursing Undergraduate Programs
Academic marks, unlike academic grades, have no effect on your GPA, but might affect your academic standing by influencing your rate of completion calculation.
|Code||Description||Affects Credits Earned?||Affects Credits Attempted?|
|CC||Credit by Examination||Yes||Yes|
|EC||Experiential Learning Credit||Yes||Yes|
|IP||Grade in Progress||No||Yes|
Only applicable to noncredit-bearing courses
“AC” denotes a successful attempt at a Purdue Global course/module assessment. Credits marked with “AC” contribute to Purdue Global residency requirements.
You receive an “AU” when you audit a course.
Credit by Examination
You receive a grade of “CC” when you are granted credit for an externally administered examination such as CLEP or DANTES. Other credit by examination approved by the University may also be represented by this grade.
Experiential Learning Credit
You receive a grade of “EC” when you are granted credit for an internally reviewed Experiential Learning Portfolio, military training, or reviewed professional learning.
You receive a temporary grade of “I” when you are granted an incomplete to allow for additional time to submit coursework beyond the end of a term. This grade has no impact on your cumulative GPA until a final grade is assigned. Your “I” grade will be converted to a final grade when your instructor submits a grade change request on or before the incomplete deadline, as defined in the Academic Calendar.
Grade in Progress
You receive a temporary grade of “IP” when you are withdrawn from a traditional course prior to the end of the term, unless you are enrolled in a graduate program or prelicensure nursing program. At the end of the term, “IP” grades are converted to a withdrawal or earned grade.
You may receive an “NR” if you are not obligated to enroll in a course to complete your degree requirements.
Pass, Satisfactory, or Unsatisfactory
Designated courses are graded on a pass/fail grading scale, as indicated in the course descriptions. A passing grade will be awarded for any numeric grade corresponding to a passing grade in the standard grade scale, unless otherwise noted in the course syllabus.
You receive a grade of “TC” when postsecondary coursework you completed at another institution is applied to your enrolled program at Purdue Global.
You receive a “W” if you withdraw from a course or are administratively withdrawn from a course. If you are enrolled in a graduate program or prelicensure nursing program, you are only eligible for withdrawal grades before the final 28 days of classes of a 10-week course or the final 21 days of a 6-week course, except under the terms of the military service provision or Leave of Absence Policy.
You may be eligible to receive an “MW” when you are granted a midterm military leave of absence with approved supporting military documentation.