At the end of the quarter, your instructor assigns final grades and records them on a UCSB grade roster. In most cases, final grades will be available within three weeks of the end of the quarter, unless there is a delay due to the instructor not returning grades promptly. Your grades may be viewed through the Student Portal.
Passed/Not Passed Grades
You may choose the Passed/Not Passed grading option in accordance with campus regulations. If you intend to transfer credit to another institution, you should verify in advance their acceptance of Passed/Not Passed grading. Passed (P) grades will be assigned only for course work equivalent to a C or better; Not Passed (NP) grades will be assigned for work equivalent to a C- or below.
The grade Incomplete (I) may be assigned when your work is of passing quality but is incomplete. If you are unable to complete the course work by the end of the quarter you may petition for an Incomplete grade.
In order to obtain an Incomplete grade, you must have the instructor sign the Petition for Incomplete Grade. The completed form must be filed with the Division of Professional and Continuing Education by the Petition for Incomplete Deadline. Forms may be submitted in person or by mail.
If the coursework is completed by the end of the following quarter, your instructor will submit your final grades to the Division of Professional and Continuing Education, replacing the Incomplete grade. If your coursework is not completed by that deadline, the I grade automatically converts to a grade of F or NP, as appropriate (unless your instructor notifies the division, in writing, to extend the deadline).
No Grade Reported
If an instructor does not report a grade for a course in which a you are enrolled, you will receive a notification from the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. It is your responsibility to contact your instructor and determine how to resolve the matter. After three months, if no grade is received from your instructor, you will automatically receive a grade of F or NP, depending on your chosen grading option.
Records for Open University coursework are permanently maintained by the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. Courses taken through the Open University Program are recorded with the course number prefix of "XSB" on the division's transcripts. The Division of Professional and Continuing Education does not assign grade points or calculate a grade point average for Open University courses.
Note: If you become a matriculated student (or if you have already been a matriculated student), UCSB will average grades for UCSB Open University courses taken fall 2000 or thereafter into your UCSB grade point average. If you are planning to become a UCSB student, you should note that your grades in UCSB Open University courses will be considered in your application, and poor performance may hinder your admission. Courses taken through the Open University Program do not count toward UCSB's academic residency requirements.