UREG: Registrar's Office at the University of Virginia
   

All About Your Academic Record

The academic record for a University of Virginia student is the official transcript, which includes a complete historical listing of all coursework, associated grades and other academic record-related information. The academic record is frozen once a student separates him/herself from the University.

Academic Name

The academic record (transcript) for a University of Virginia student is a complete historical listing of all coursework, associated grades and other academic record-related information. The academic record is in essence frozen once a student separates him/herself from the University. The name that appears on the transcript will be the name reflected in the student information system for the last term in which the student was enrolled.

Should the student re-enroll at the University the name on the student’s transcript will reflect the name for the last term of enrollment at the University.

If a previously enrolled student becomes an employee and subsequently enrolls at the University, their official academic record name will become the name under which they were most recently admitted. This most recent name will be the only name displayed on the academic record/transcript. Previously enrolled students who become employees under another/new/changed name will never see their ‘employment name’ as their official academic record name on their transcript until such time as he/she enrolls for courses.

Bottom line: The name that will be printed/displayed on the official academic record is the name under which the student was enrolled during their last active term at the University. UREG will NOT change names for students unless they are currently enrolled.

Class Ranking

The University of Virginia does not maintain class ranking.

Good Standing

The University of Virginia considers all currently enrolled students to be in good standing.


Course Numbering System

  Effective Fall '09 Effective Fall '74 Through Summer '74
Undergraduates 1000-4999 100-499 001-099
Graduates
(advanced undergraduates with approval)
5000-5999 500-599 100-199
Graduates and Professional 6000-9999 600-999 200-500

Grade Point Average

Grade point averages are computed and printed on the official transcript for undergraduate students only.

The University does not maintain major grade point averages (GPAs). To calculate the major GPA, multiply the number of credits for each included class by the grade point equivalent listed below and then divide the total grade points by the total credits (counting only the credits of courses taken for a letter grade).

Undergraduate Grades and Grade Points

Through Summer 1979 Effective Fall 1979 Through Summer 1979 Effective Fall 1979
A+ 4.000 4.000 C- 2.000 1.700
A 4.000 4.000 D+ 1.000 1.300
A- 4.000 3.700 D 1.000 1.000
B+ 3.000 3.300 D- 1.000 0.700
B 3.000 3.000 F 0.000 0.000
B- 3.000 2.700 E 0.000 N.A.
C+ 2.000 2.300 Z 0.000 N.A.
C 2.000 2.000

Special Grade Notations

AB Absent from examination NK No Credit
AU Audit NP Exam not pledged
CN Cancellation NR Non-Resident
CR Credit NU CEU not earned
DR Dropped without penalty P Passing
E Conditional failure S Satisfactory
EU Continuing Education unit SP Authorized delay exam
F Failing U Unsatisfactory
IN Course work incompleted W Withdrew
IV Invalid grade reported WD Withdrew
K Credit WF Withdrew failing
N Non-credit course WP Withdrew passing
NC No credit YR Year-long course
NG Grade not reported

Honors

Dean's List: Full-time undergraduate students in the School of Architecture and Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy (require a 3.7 or above GPA), College of Arts and Sciences (3.500 or higher), Curry School of Education, School of Engineering and Applied Science, or School of Nursing who demonstrate academic excellence by earning a grade point average of 3.400 or higher, while taking a minimum of 12 credits of graded course work (15 credits for the School of Architecture, Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Engineering and Applied Science), are eligible for the Dean's List of Distinguished Students at the end of each semester. Students in the McIntire School of Commerce are recognized who pass at least 15 credits of graded work in the preceding semester with a GPA of 3.75 or above will be placed on the Dean’s List of Distinguished Students. Courses taken on a CR/NC basis may not be counted toward the 15-credit minimum. Any student receiving an F, NC, or NG during the semester is not eligible to be on the Dean’s List.

Intermediate Honors: A certificate of Intermediate Honors is awarded to the top twenty percent of those students in each of the participating undergraduate schools (School of Architecture, College or Arts and Sciences, Curry School of Education (effective 2013), School of Engineering and Applied Science, and School of Nursing) who enter the University directly from high school or preparatory school and earn at least 60 credits of course work in their first four regular semester. The computation is based upon the cumulative grade point average at the end of the fourth semester. No more than twelve of the 60 required credits may be earned on a CR/NC or S/U basis. Advanced placement and transfer credits do not count toward the required credits. Below is a listing of the minimum required cumulative GPA (as of the end of the spring of the second year) and number of Intermediate Honors awarded:

Year Architecture College Curry Engineering Nursing Total
Number of Honorees (Minimum
Cum GPA)
Number of Honorees (Minimum
Cum GPA)
Number of Honorees (Minimum
Cum GPA)
Number of Honorees (Minimum
Cum GPA)
Number of Honorees (Minimum
Cum GPA)
2002* 23 (3.400) 513 (3.400) 103 (3.400) 5 (3.400) 644
2003 11 (3.611) 256 (3.616) 82 (3.543) 6 (3.577) 355
2004 12 (3.593) 259 (3.649) 70 (3.535) 6 (3.613) 347
2005 15 (3.558) 271 (3.645) 83 (3.556) 6 (3.597) 375
2006 11 (3.578) 264 (3.662) 82 (3.575) 7 (3.689) 364
2007 15 (3.640) 284 (3.685) 75 (3.624) 7 (3.805) 381
2008 12 (3.552) 272 (3.683) 84 (3.571) 7 (3.655) 375
2009 11 (3.660) 286 (3.697) 92 (3.629) 8 (3.731) 400
2010 13 (3.523) 319 (3.692) 92 (3.586) 6 (3.725) 430
2011 12 (3.538) 255 (3.725) 87 (3.658) 6 (3.611) 360
2012 11 (3.639) 238 (3.717) 83 (3.677) 6 (3.755) 338
2013* 11 (3.700) 287 (3.735) 3 (3.603) 106 (3.658) 7 (3.748) 414
2014 11 (3.652) 299 (3.752) 4 (3.720) 97 (3.721) 7 (3.770) 418
*Prior to 2003, the required minimum GPA was 3.400 rather than the top 20%.

 
Graduation Honors: Undergraduate students are eligible to receive their degree with honors or distinction:

  • School of Architecture: Degrees are conferred "with honors" on students graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.600 or higher; "with high honors" for a 3.750 or higher; or "with highest honors" for a GPA of 3.900 or greater.
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.600 or higher receive their degrees "with distinction". Students who complete a Distinguished Majors Program with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.400 are eligible to receive their degrees without distinction, "with distinction", "with high distinction", or "with highest distinction" based on the recommendation of their thesis committee. Students who complete the Honors program in Philosophy or Government with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.400 are eligible to receive their degrees without honors, "with honors", "with high honors", or "with highest honors" based on the recommendation of their department.
  • McIntire School of Commerce: Diplomas inscribed with “distinction” are awarded to undergraduate Commerce students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or higher based on all graded coursework completed while enrolled in the school.
  • Curry School of Education: Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.600 or higher receive their degrees "with honors", with a GPA of 3.750 or higher receive their degrees "with high honors", and with a GPA of 3.900 or higher receive their degrees "with highest honors".
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science: Degrees are conferred "with distinction" for students who graduate with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.400, "with high distinction" for a cumulative GPA of at least 3.600, or "with highest distinction" for a cumulative GPA of at least 3.800.
  • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy: Degrees are conferred "with distinction" for students who graduate with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.400 to 3.599, "with high distinction" for a cumulative GPA of at least 3.600 to 3.799, or "with highest distinction" for a cumulative GPA of at least 3.800.
  • School of Nursing: Students graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.750 or higher receive their degrees "with distinction". Graduates in the Distinguished Majors Program receive degrees "with distinction" for a cumulative GPA of 3.400 or higher, or "with highest distinction" for a cumulative GPA of 3.750 or higher.
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies: Degrees "with distinction", "with high distinction", and "with highest distinction" are awarded to graduates who earn a cumulative GPA of 3.400, 3.600, and 3.800 respectively, based on all UVa course work completed since matriculation into the B.I.S. program.