The grading symbols used by MBU graduate programs are as follows:


Very good 


Minimum passing 



No credit 



Credit by examination 



No grade reported (temporary) 


Extended time (temporary -MBU Online only) 


Audit (satisfactory) 


Grade point equivalents are as follows (there is no grade of A+)*: 

A 4
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1
D- 0.7
F 0

* Some programs do not include distinctions of (+) or (-) in their grading symbols. 

  • Specific course grading scales may be noted in the syllabus for each class and are determined by the course instructor. Please carefully read your course syllabus.
  • To receive credit for a course, a student must take the final examination or its equivalent as prescribed for the course by the instructor.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to earn a graduate degree at Mary Baldwin University. The grade point average is determined by dividing the total grade points earned by the total semester hours of credit attempted on the graduate transcript. 
  • Students on academic probation should meet with their faculty advisor and course instructors regularly to facilitate their educational improvement.
  • Undergraduate courses taken while in the graduate program at MBU for co-requisite or licensure requirements count toward the graduate grade point average. Transfer courses are not included in the GPA.
  • Faculty may elect to offer a course with the Pass/No Credit grading option; however, students may not choose to take a regular, graded course for Pass/No Credit.