Transcript Guide

Institutional Names

1906 Fourth District State Normal School

1919 Southwest Missouri State Teachers College

1945 Southwest Missouri State College

1972 Southwest Missouri State University

2005 Missouri State University

Accreditation

Missouri State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. See the Missouri State University catalogs for other accreditations.

Grading Practices

Credits are expressed in semester hours.

Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed by dividing the quality points by the GPA hours. Transfer credit will be converted to the 4.0 point grading system if different and included in combined GPA. Transfer grades begin with the letter “T.” From Spring 1968 through Summer 2009, a course repeated with an original grade of “D” or “F” was replaced by the first repetition of the course in calculating GPA. Beginning Fall 2009, any course may be repeated with the most recent attempt counting in GPA and hours. See catalog for details.

See Undergraduate Catalog for detailed grade explanations.

Fall 2009-Present

GradeInterpretationPointsUsed in GPA

A/TA

Outstanding work

4.0

yes

A-/TA-

Excellent work

3.7

yes

B+/TB+

Near excellent work

3.3

yes

B/TB

Very good work

3.0

yes

B-/TB-

Good work

2.7

yes

C+/TC+

Slightly above satisfactory work

2.3

yes

C/TC

Satisfactory work

2.0

yes

C-/TC-

Slightly below satisfactory work

1.7

yes

D+/TD+

Passing work

1.3

yes

D/TD

Minimum passing work

1.0

yes

F/TF

Failed-no credit

0.0

yes

I

Incomplete

0.0

no

IP

In progress

0.0

no

NG

Grade not yet available/ extended course

0.0

no

NP/TT

Not Pass

0.0

no

NR

Grade not yet reported

0.0

no

NV

No Value/Informational entry

0.0

no

P/TP

Pass

0.0

no

V

Auditor/Visitor

0.0

no

W

Withdrew from class without academic penalty

0.0

no

XF/TXF

Failure due to academic dishonesty

0.0

yes

XM

Academic Renewal1

0.0

no

XT

Transfer Academic Renewal1

0.0

no

Z

Deferred

0.0

no

Prior to Fall 2009

GradeInterpretationPointsUsed in GPA

A

Excellent

4

yes

B

Very Good

3

yes

C

Satisfactorily

2

yes

D

Passing

1

yes

F

Failing

0

yes

I

Incomplete

0

no

N

Dropped without academic penalty

0

no

NP

Not pass (effective Fall 1974)

0

no

NV

Informational entry/No Value

0

no

P

Pass;

Spring 1979 to Summer 1982: a “B” or “C” grade was required.

Fall 1974 to 1978 and Fall 1982- present a “D” or better is required.

0

no

TE

Transfer Credit by Exam

0

no

TN

Transfer Academic Renewal1

0

no

TR

General Transfer

0

no

TS

Transfer Non-Standard Grade

0

no

TX

No Value/Informational entry

0

no

V

Auditor/Visitor

0

no

XF

Failure due to academic dishonesty

(effective Fall 2000)

0

yes

Z

Deferred

0

no

1When granted academic renewal, the student forfeits the use of all courses, whether passed or failed or regardless of origin, taken prior to the date chosen by the student. The grades received are removed from the GPA. Academic renewal does not erase the record; the original grades are noted on the transcript. For classes prior to Fall 2009, the grade will be noted as an N. Once elected, academic renewal is irrevocable.

Course Numbering System

Fall 2009-Present

000-099 Background courses

000 Lower division undergraduate transfer elective

001 Upper division undergraduate transfer elective

100-299 Lower division undergraduate courses

300-599 Upper division undergraduate courses

600-799 Lower-level graduate courses

800-999 Upper-level graduate courses

June 1982-Summer 2009

000-099 Background courses

000 Lower division undergraduate transfer elective

001 Upper division undergraduate transfer elective

100-299 Lower division undergraduate courses

300-499 Upper division undergraduate courses

500-599 Upper division courses designed for seniors and graduate students (graduate students received graduate credit)

600-799 Lower-level graduate courses

800-899 Upper-level doctoral graduate courses

September 1972-May 1982

001-199 Lower undergraduate division

200-499 Upper division (400-499 may be counted as graduate credit by graduate students)

500-699 Graduate division

September 1963-August 1972

001-199 Lower undergraduate division

200-399 Upper division (300-399 may be counted as graduate credit by graduate students)

400-499 Graduate division (effective Fall 1967)

Transcript Abbreviations

UE University exception to policy granted

Repeat Abbreviation (R Column)

A Counts in GPA but not in earned credit hours

E Excluded from GPA

I Included in GPA

Blank Included in GPA

Academic and Disciplinary Status

A student who has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 at Missouri State University and on transfer and Missouri State University work combined, and is not currently suspended, is considered to be in good academic standing. A student who has not achieved the minimum good standing GPA will be placed on scholastic probation or suspension. Academic probations and suspensions are recorded on the transcript. Beginning Fall 1999, disciplinary expulsions are also recorded on the transcript.

Completion of Degree or University Certificate

The transcript will indicate the type of degrees or certificate, date awarded, and major or program of study, as well as minors, scholastic honors, and program accreditations (through Summer 2009) when applicable.

West Plains Campus

From Fall 1995 to the present, the Missouri State University West Plains Campus has maintained a separate transcript.