The APUS grading system is provided in the following chart. Additional information regarding the posting of grades and the petitioning of grades is available in the Student Handbook.

Master's Grading Policies

Grade Quality Points Description
A 4.0 Very high quality, clearly above average work
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.0 Expected performance level
B- 2.67 Minimum passing grade for End of Program requirements*
C+ 2.33
C 2.0
C- 1.67 Failing
D+ 1.33 Failing
D 1.0 Failing
D- .67 Failing
F 0.0 Failing
P NONE Pass
PD NONE Master's Comprehensive Exam Only: Pass with Distinction
FAIL NONE Master's Comprehensive Exam Only: Failed the Exam
I NONE Incomplete
DP NONE Dropped
W NONE Withdrawn
WP NONE Withdrawn Passing
WF NONE Withdrawn Failing
X NONE Audit grade: No Academic Credit awarded
TC NONE Transfer Credit
PLA NONE Credit from review of Prior Learning Experience
R NONE Course No Longer Counted in APUS GPA as it was Retaken. However, the previous grade would still be counted by a third parties, such as the federal government for Financial Aid eligibility and by the military for calculating a GPA for TA eligibility.
S NONE Satisfactory: No Academic Credit awarded
U NONE Unsatisfactory: No Academic Credit awarded

Doctoral Grading Policies

Grade Quality Points/Grading Percent Description
A 4.0/100.00 - 94.00 Very high quality, clearly above average work
A- 3.67/93.99 - 90.00 Accepted performance level
B+ 3.33/89.99-87.00 Accepted performance level
B 3.0/86.99-84.00 Accepted performance level
B- 2.67/83.99-80.00 Below Average
F 0.0/79.99-0 Failing
P NONE Pass
I NONE All: Incomplete
S NONE Satisfactory progress during dissertation course
U NONE Unsatisfactory progress during dissertation course
DP NONE Dropped
W NONE Withdrawn