E 1.6 - 0.0 (Failure or unofficial withdrawal, no credit earned)
I Incomplete. An incomplete may be given only when the student has been in attendance, has done satisfactory work to within two weeks of the end of the quarter, and has furnished proof satisfactory to the instructor that the work cannot be completed, because of illness or other circumstances beyond the student's control. A written statement giving the reason for the incomplete, and indicating the work required to remove it, must be filed by the instructor, with the head of the unit in which the course is offered.
To obtain credit for the course, a student must successfully complete the work by the last day of the next quarter in residence. This rule may be waived by the dean of the college in which the course is offered. In no case may an incomplete be converted into a passing grade after a lapse of two years or more. An incomplete received by a graduate student does not automatically convert to a grade of 0.0, but will remain a permanent part of the student's record.
N No grade. Used only for hyphenated courses and courses numbered 600 (Independent Study or Research), 601 (Internship), 700 (Master's Thesis), 750 (Internship), or 800 (Doctoral Dissertation). An N grade indicates that satisfactory progress is being made, but evaluation depends on completion of the research, thesis, internship, or dissertation, at which time the instructor or supervisory committee chair should change the N grade(s) to one reflecting the final evaluation.
S/NS Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory. A graduate student, with the approval of the graduate program coordinator or supervisory committee chair, may elect to be graded S/NS in any numerically graded course for which he or she is eligible. The choice must be indicated at the time of registration or by the tenth day of the quarter. (As with all registration changes, a $20 change fee will be charged beginning the second week of the quarter.) Only in very unusual cases may S/NS grades be converted to numeric grades or vice versa. The instructor submits a numeric grade to the Registrar's Office for conversion to S (numeric grades of 2.7 and above) or NS (grades lower than 2.7).
CR/NC Credit/No Credit. With the approval of the faculty in the academic unit, any course may be designated for grading on the credit/no-credit basis by notice in the appropriate Time Schedule. For such courses, the instructor submits a grade of CR or NC to be recorded by the Registrar's Office for each student in the course at the end of the quarter. All courses numbered 600, 601, 700, 750, and 800 may be graded with a decimal grade, CR/NC, or N at the instructor's option.
W Withdrawal. Official withdrawal from a course may be done on MyUW through the second week of the quarter. During the first two weeks of the quarter no entry is made on the permanent academic record. The third week through the seventh week of the quarter, a W, and week designation, is recorded on the transcript. Refer to the Time Schedule after the seventh week of the quarter.
HW Hardship Withdrawal. Grade assigned when a graduate student is allowed a hardship withdrawal from a course after the second week of the quarter.
Unofficial withdrawal from a course shall result in a grade of 0.0.
The grades of W and HW count neither as completed credits nor in computation of the GPA.
Of the minimum number of credits required for a graduate degree, a graduate student must show numerical grades in at least 18 quarter hours of course work taken at the UW. These numerical grades may be earned in approved 400-level and 500-level courses.
The student may petition the Dean of the Graduate School to modify the procedures described above. The petition should be accompanied by comments and recommendations from the graduate program coordinator.