The grading and assessment of student performance is a critical part of the educational process and is taken very seriously at KGI. There is a wide range of course formats, project requirements, and presentation requirements that require different means of assessment. While the form may vary, the faculty are responsible for reporting on the performance of each student enrolled in a course. Only courses in which A, B, C, or Pass are earned may be counted in satisfaction of degree or certificate requirements. A course in which you receive an F grade does not count towards meeting the unit requirement for a degree or certificate, but does count in computing the grade point average. The GPA listed on a student’s transcript will include all courses taken. However, only KGI courses will be considered in determination of the student’s academic standing.

Standard Grading Basis

A+ = 4.0
A = 4.0
A- = 3.7
B+ = 3.3
B = 3.0
B- = 2.7
C+ = 2.3
C = 2.0
C- = 1.7
F = 0.0


P/NP =Pass/No Pass. Selected courses only, not included in the GPA calculation.
For PharmD students, grades of A+ and C- are not applicable. For MSPA program students, grades of A+/-, B+/-, and C+/- are not applicable.

Other Notations

I – Incomplete (Note: requires an Incomplete Contract that must be filed with the Office of the Registrar)

AU/AX – Audit

W – Withdrawal (Excused or voluntary withdrawal from a course)

WF – Withdrawal—Fail (Unexcused failure to complete other course requirements including attendance, papers, etc. or resolve an Incomplete during the allotted time).

Grades Not Calculated in GPA

AU/AX – Audit

P – Pass

NP – No Pass

W – Withdrawn (student withdrew after drop deadline)

I – Incomplete

Additional note for PharmD students: The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) are not counted in the GPA calculation.


A grade of Incomplete (“I”) is assigned when work in a course is of passing quality but the student is unable to complete the course due to a hardship. Before students request an Incomplete, they should consider all the factors involved. If a student is doing well in a course but is unable to complete the work because of illness, personal emergency, or other factor beyond the student’s control after the drop or withdrawal deadline, an Incomplete is appropriate. Please check the academic calendar for drop and withdrawal dates in order to understand these deadlines. Generally, a student must complete the course requirements inside of the second week of the following semester unless otherwise indicated by the instructor. If the “I” is not removed by the end of the time specified in the Incomplete Contract (or one year, whichever is sooner), the grade will revert to “F” on a student’s transcript.

The time limit may be extended if a petition is submitted and approved by the dean in advance of the one year deadline.

Under no circumstances should students formally re-enroll in a course in an attempt to make-up an incomplete.

School Codes of The Claremont Colleges

If a course has a three letter suffix, the course was taken at a different college or school within The Claremont Colleges:

  • Claremont Graduate University – CGU
  • Claremont McKenna College – CMC
  • Harvey Mudd College – HMC
  • Pitzer College – PIT
  • Pomona College – POM
  • Scripps College – SCR