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Grades are given quality point values as follows:

A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
F 0
U 0

A student may receive a report of "incomplete" instead of a grade in any course in which the work has been passing but has not been completed because of illness or other reason which, in the opinion of the instructor, justifies the report. Incomplete grades are subject to regulations specified in -the University Manual. The mark of "NW" may be used when a student enrolls in a course through the registration process and (1) never attends the course, or (2) stops attending early in the semester, but remains officially registered. "NW" grades are subject to regulations specified in the University Manual and are not automatically posted. The "NW" grade will not affect the student's attempted or earned credits and will have no effect on a student's QPA. The mark of "NR" indicates that no grade was reported by the instructor and are posted only by the Office of Enrollment Services.

Certain courses do not lend themselves to precise grading (e.g., research, seminar). For these courses, only a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) shall be given to all students enrolled. An S/U course is not to be counted as a course taken under the Pass-Fail Grading Option.

Second Grade Option

Undergraduate students may, with the approval of their academic dean, repeat a course failed or one in which a D, D+, or C- was earned. Only courses that fall within the first 30 credits taken at the University may be selected for this option. Students must exercise this option no later than the next two semesters for which the student registers after completing thirty credits. Transfer students may exercise the Second Grade Option for courses taken during their initial semester at the University. This option must be exercised during the next two semesters for which they register after their initial semester.

The original grade will not be included in the calculation of the QPA, but all grades will appear on the permanent record. Please note that all grades earned while attending the university shall be used in the calculation of Graduation with Distinction, this includes any courses utilizing the Second Grade Option. Students must submit the second grade option request form prior to mid-term of the semester in which they are repeating the course. Forms are available only in the offices of the academic deans.

Candidates For Degree

Undergraduate students who expect to graduate at the end of a semester should contact their academic deans as early in the semester as possible. Graduate students are nominated for graduation by their academic departments. Graduation information will be mailed to all students whose names are submitted to Office of Enrollment Services by the academic deans.

Graduation With Distinction

Students who complete at least 60 credits of their work at the University are eligible to graduate with distinction. Grades in all courses attempted at the University, including those utilizing the Second Grade Option will be included in the calculation of the grade point average. Those who attain a cumulative grade point average at the time of graduation of at least 3.30 are recognized as graduating cum laude. Those who achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 graduate magna cum laude, and those who attain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.70 graduate summa cum laude.

Honors Program

The Honors Program at URI offers learning enrichment opportunities that broaden and enhance your undergraduate educational experience. The Program features small classes with outstanding faculty, a nationally renowned honors colloquium, national scholarship advising, and in-depth study and research with faculty mentors. All major national scholarship competitions are available to Honors students. Honors at URI offers a community of students and faculty dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. For information, including eligibility standards, contact the Honors Program at (401) 874-2303 or visit their website.


Your transcript is the official record of all coursework, grades and degrees conferred at the University of Rhode Island. Academic Transcripts are ordered through the Office Enrollment Services. There is no charge for the service.

If you began enrollment after 1982, it is recommended you request your transcript through e-Campus.

For additional information regarding transcript requests click on the link below: Transcript Services

Confidentiality of Student Records

Procedures for the release and disclosure of student records maintained by the University are in large measure governed by state and federal laws. Where the law is silent, the University is guided by the principle that the privacy of an individual is of great importance and that as much information in a student's file as possible should be disclosed to the student upon request. A current or former student has the right to inspect and review official records, files and data directly related to that student. This right does not extend to applicants, those denied admission to the University or those who were admitted but did not enroll. Some records are not available to students.

Third parties do not have access to personally identifiable records or information pertaining to a student without the written consent of the student who specifies that the records be released. Parents are considered third parties.

Detailed guidelines for the release and disclosure of information from the student records are available from the Office of Student Life. These guidelines comply with the legal requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

A Consent to Release Student Education records form can be found at the following web page:

Anti-Discrimination Statement

The University of Rhode Island prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, and veteran status, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification.


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