Required Grades

With the exception of transfer credits, credits used to meet graduate degree requirements must meet minimum grade requirements as indicated below.

TYPE OF COURSE CREDIT REQUIRED GRADE / DESIGNATION
Required Courses For most graduate programs, the required grade is C-minus or above. However, some programs do not accept C grades for required courses. Students should check with their graduate programs. A student who receives a D or an F for a required course must repeat the course.
Elective Courses C-minus or above, or Cr (credit), if the course offers only the Cr/NC option.
Courses for making up undergraduate deficiencies C-minus or above, or Cr (credit), at the discretion of the graduate program
Thesis 700, Dissertation 800, Master’s Plan B/C Studies 500 S (satisfactory)
Directed Reading/Research (699) C-minus or above,or Cr (credit), at the discretion of the graduate program
Courses with only the Cr/NC grading option Cr