The University of Arizona maintains two separate transcript keys. Semester records prior to Spring 1988 and for those semester records beginning Spring 1988 to present day.
|Transcript Key: Coursework prior to Spring 1988||Transcript Key: Coursework beginning Spring 1988|
Accreditation: The University of Arizona is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Transcript Guide to Coursework Beginning Spring 1988
Course Numbering System
100 – 299: Lower Division
300 – 399: Upper Division
400 – 499: Upper Division & Graduate
500 – 599: Graduate
600 – 699: Graduate & Professional
700 – 799: Graduate (Doctoral course work only)
800 – 899: Medicine & Pharmacy (Pharmacy effective Fall 1983)
900 – 999: Independent Graduate Study
Current/Cumulative Status Abbreviation System
AHRS: Attempted Hours: the total number of units registered for by the student
EHRS: Earned Hours: the total number of units earned by the student including transfer units
QHRS: Quality Hours: Completed units of A, B, C, D, and E Points
Quality Points: Points assigned for grades of A, B, C, D, and E
Grade Replacement Opportunity Policy
The grade earned on the first attempt will remain on the academic transcript; however, only the second grade will count in the grade point average. Grades of O, W, WC, WF, WO, WP or XO do not replace the original grade.
Academic Renewal Granted (Notation)
Academic Renewal has been granted. All courses in the affected terms are disregarded in all calculations of academic standing, grade point average, and eligibility for graduation.
Terms marked with Second Start have had academic renewal applied. All grades are disregarded in cumulative GPA.
Unit System (Credit Hour) Semesters
A unit usually represents 50 minutes of lecture or recitation or three hours of laboratory work per week for a semester of 15 weeks exclusive of the period of final examinations. (Prior to 1988, 1st = Fall Semester, 2nd = Spring Semester, 1S = 1st Summer Session, 2S = 2nd Summer Session.)
Shared Unique Number (SUN) courses transfer with direct equivalency among Arizona’s public community colleges and three state universities. For more information visit AZ Transfer.
Student in Good Standing unless otherwise stated
The University of Arizona bases its grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 grading scale. (Degrees awarded prior to 1973 reflect a CUM GPA using a reverse scale: Highest = 1.0, Lowest = 5.0)
The following grades are included in the calculations of grade point average:
|Grade 1||Grade Points Per Unit|
*E = Fail
The following grades are not included in the calculations of grade point averages:
|Blank||No Grade Submitted 4|
|HP||High Pass 2|
|IP||In Progress 7|
|K||Course in Progress|
|WC||Approved Complete Withdrawal|
|WF||Approved Withdrawal from University while Failing 3|
|WO||Audit Withdrawal, see Audit Policy|
|WP||Approved Withdrawal from the University while Passing 3|
|XO||Audit Administrative Withdrawal, see Audit Policy|
|Y||No Grades Due 5|
1 Plus/Minus grading used only by College of Law
2 Used only for medical clerkships effective Fall 2012
3 Upon complete withdrawal from the University--effective Fall 1998
4 Effective Spring 2003
5 Prior to Spring 2010, Y = No Grade Submitted
6 Effective Fall 2014
7 Effective Spring 2018 for College of Law and Colleges of Medicine
For more detailed explanation of grading policies see the General Catalog.