A grade of D counts as 1 point per credit toward a student's grade point average (GPA). A student who earns a grade of D in a course numbered below 1000 does not meet the prerequisite for the next course in the sequence. This student must either retake the course for a higher grade or retake the placement test and score a higher placement.
In courses numbered below 1000, students can choose a Pass/No Credit (P/NC) grade instead of a letter grade. P/NC grades do not count toward a student's GPA. However, they are considered in the quantitative measure (part 3) of Satisfactory Academic Progress. A student who earns a D in a course numbered below 1000 and who chooses the Pass/No Credit option will be assigned a grade of NC.