The following is the +/‐ grading scale and grade‐point system used at UMKC. This +/‐ grading scale and grade point system is used by all faculty, in all undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.

Letter Grade Description Points per Semester Hour
A The highest grade 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B Work of distinction 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C Average work 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D Passing, but unsatisfactory 1.0
D- .7
F Failure without credit 0.0
NR Not Reported 0.0
WF Withdrew Failing (Graduate/Professional Only) 0.0
W Withdrew; no academic assessment -
I Incomplete -
AT Audit -
CR Credit only -
NC No Credit -
P Passing -
S Satisfactory -

Beginning Fall 2012, a WF is not calculated in the GPA for undergraduate students.

Beginning Fall 2015, MATH 100 letter grades are not calculated in the cumulative GPA.

In terms prior to and including 1985, any of the above grades might be preceded by an R indicating a repeated course. These grades are not included in either total hours or the grade-point average. (Examples: RC, RD, RF.) Since 1985, all grades, including those in repeated courses, are included in the GPA calculation. For the 1993 Fall Semester, UMKC began using the plus/minus grading system for grades A, B, C, and D. The grade of A+ is valid only for students in the School of Law.