UC Grading System
|UC Grade Symbol||Grade Point Value|
Note: Some UC campuses may have slight variations in their grading systems. This table represents the standard UC grading system.
UC Academic Record Adjustment Policy:
|Reason for Adjustment||Eligibility Requirements||Deadline to Submit||Type of Adjustment|
|Error in recording a grade or coursework||Student must have documentation to support the error||Within 12 months of the end of the term in which the error occurred||Correction of record|
|Correction of academic status (e.g. probation)||Student must have a valid reason for requesting an adjustment||Within 12 months of the end of the term in which the status was assigned||Correction of record|
|Retroactive Withdrawal||Student must have a serious and compelling reason for the request (e.g. medical emergency)||Within 1 year of the end of the term in which the coursework was completed||Coursework and grade removal|
|Late Add or Drop of Course||Student must have a valid reason for the request (e.g. administrative error)||Within 1 year of the end of the term in which the coursework was completed||Addition or removal of coursework|
|Grade Change||Instructor must certify that an error was made in the initial grading||Within 12 months of the end of the term in which the grade was assigned||Correction of grade|
Note: The above table provides a general summary of the UC Academic Record Adjustment Policy. Students should consult with their respective UC campus for specific policies and procedures.
UC course repeat policy:
|Reason for Repeat||Eligibility Requirements||Grade Replacement||Units Counted Towards Degree|
|D or F grade received||All students are eligible to repeat a course in which they earned a D or F grade||Yes, only the second grade earned will be counted in the GPA||Yes, both grades will be counted towards units required for degree|
|Passed with a C grade or higher||Some UC campuses may allow students to repeat a course in which they earned a C grade or higher, but it is not recommended as the original grade will still count towards units required for degree||No, the original grade will still be counted in the GPA||Yes, both grades will be counted towards units required for degree|
Note: The above table provides a general summary of the UC course repeat policy. Students should consult with their respective UC campus for specific policies and procedures. Additionally, other factors such as financial aid eligibility may be impacted by repeating courses, and students should also consider these implications before deciding to repeat a course.
What is the UC GPA?
The UC GPA is a weighted calculation of a student’s academic performance in “a-g” courses completed in the 10th and 11th grade, as well as any additional courses taken in the summer following 9th grade.
What are “a-g” courses?
“a-g” courses are a set of high school courses that the UC system considers to be essential preparation for college. These include courses in history, English, mathematics, laboratory science, language other than English, and visual and performing arts.
How is the UC GPA calculated?
The UC GPA is calculated using a weighted system that assigns extra points for “a-g” courses taken in the 10th and 11th grade, as well as UC-approved honors, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and college courses. The weighted UC GPA is calculated by dividing the total grade point value by the number of “a-g” courses completed in the 10th and 11th grade.
What is the maximum UC GPA?
The maximum UC GPA is 4.00, as it is based on a 4.00 grading scale.
What if I attended a school that does not use a 4.00 grading scale?
The UC system will convert grades from different grading scales to a 4.00 scale for GPA calculation purposes. This conversion is done using a standardized formula that takes into account the range and distribution of grades at the school.
Can I improve my UC GPA after submitting my application?
It depends on the timing of the improvement. If you have not yet been admitted, any improvements to your GPA before the admission decision is made will be considered. However, if you have already been admitted, any changes to your GPA may not be considered unless they are significant and reported to the UC campus.
What about classes taken after high school graduation?
Classes taken after high school graduation are not included in the UC GPA calculation, but can be used to fulfill the “a-g” course requirements for admission to the UC system.