Student Grades

COVID-19 Grading Update - 2020 Spring Term

The University is adopting a significant level of flexibility in course grading for this term. After the conclusion of this term, all undergraduate and graduate students will be permitted to convert any of their courses during this spring term from a letter grade basis to a satisfactory (S)/no credit (NC) basis. Moreover, all courses that are awarded S grades will count toward graduation/degree requirements and satisfy future course prerequisites, while those courses awarded NC grades will not negatively impact a student's GPA. We understand that this challenging situation may pose unforeseen obstacles. While your instructor and Pitt IT will work with you on challenges, if they prove to be temporarily unsurmountable, faculty will award incomplete (G) grades as a last resort. Read more from Provost Ann E. Cudd

View Grades

Students can access their grades in their PeopleSoft/HighPoint Campus Experience (CX), which can be accessed via myPitt.  At the CX Dashboard, open the My Academics menu and select Grades.

Grade Verification

If grade verification is needed for employer reimbursement, or any reason, obtain a copy of your official transcript by either by ordering a transcript or by stopping in G-3 Thackeray Hall.

Missing Grades

If a current class appears on your transcript or through your Student Center, without a grade, this can be the result of two separate issues:

  • The electronic Grade Roster has not been graded or posted, please check with your instructor for an approximate date of the grade posting.
  • A late registration into the class, which has resulted in a grade not yet issued. Follow-up with your instructor until the grade appears.

Course Repeats

Consult your Dean's Office for the proper procedure of repeating a class and for information on how this will affect your grades and the calculation of your Grade Point Average (GPA). When you repeat a class, you must officially enroll and pay for the class again. University Policy 09-01-09 prohibits any student from attending a class without being officially enrolled for that class. A repeated course, has a notation appearing underneath the previous course taken designating that it is excluded from the GPA. The original course and grade will always remain on your record/transcript. 

Grading System

Grading System Chart

Grade Option

Within the policy of the individual academic units, faculty may decide to offer a course under one of the following available course grade options:

LG - Letter Grade
H/S/U - Honors/Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
S/NC - Satisfactory/No Credit
LG and H/S/U - Letter Grade and Honors/Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
LG and S/NC - Letter Grade and Satisfactory/No Credit
H/HS/S/LS/U - Honors/High Satisfactory/Satisfactory/Low Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (School of Medicine only)
S/U - Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (School of Medicine only)

A student may choose any of the grading options available for the course offered. A student may audit any course with the permission of the instructor and the academic center offering the course.