Your grade point average or GPA at the University is determined by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credits. For a more detailed explanation, visit the University of Pittsburgh’s Undergraduate Bulletin.
To qualify for the Dean’s List, you must be enrolled in a CGS degree program, complete at least 12 credits with a 3.5 or better GPA, and complete a new set of 12 credits earning a 3.5 GPA or better to requalify.
A G grade is an incomplete grade at the University, and signifies unfinished course work due to extenuating personal circumstances. It is up to your instructor’s discretion as to whether a G grade may be an option for the course.. If you take a G grade in a CGS offered course, you have one year after the course has ended to complete the course requirements. The G grade will remain on your record if the deadline passes, and you must re-register for the course if it is needed to fulfill graduation requirements.
A satisfactory/no credit or S/NC grade is an alternative for some courses as a letter grade, although you can’t take all your courses with this option. Check with your advisor for the maximum number of S/NC grades permitted. You can also check in PeopleSoft to see if a course has this option. To select the S/NC option, you may set this option for the desired course when registering or by submitting a grade option form at the time of registration, usually between two and four weeks after a term begins. Be sure to check the academic calendar through the Office of the University Registrar for the exact deadline.
If you have completed at least 12 quality point credits and your GPA falls below a 2.0, then you will be placed on academic probation and may be subject to suspension. Once placed on academic probation, you have another 12 credits to restore your GPA to above a 2.0. If this is not reached, you will be suspended and prohibited from registering for one calendar year.