Grade Point Average

Graduate students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Minimum Standard

Graduate credits in which a grade lower than a “C-” has been earned will not be counted toward a degree; however, these lower grades will be reflected in the student’s grade point average.

Course Incompletes

An Incomplete (I) may be given when a student fails to complete all requirements for a course during the term of registration.

  • With the exception of theses, any incomplete must be removed within six months from the end of the term in which the incomplete was awarded or the incomplete will become a Failure (F). At the discretion of the instructor, a single extension of six additional months may be granted if the student makes the request for the extension before the initial six-month deadline.
  • For theses, the incomplete must be removed within one year after the semester of registration unless an additional year is requested by the student and granted by the instructor.

Repeating Courses

Graduate students may repeat courses previously taken for graduate credit. Any repetition must have the approval of the student's advisor and the director of the School of Graduate Studies before or at the time of registration. A given course may be repeated once. The grade earned in the repetition of the course replaces the grade earned initially, even if the second grade is lower than the first grade. The initial grade remains on the record but is not reflected in the grade point average.


Courses and workshops may be offered at UW-Platteville on a pass-fail basis. Only a grade of pass-fail will be recorded for courses taken under this system. Three credits of pass-fail work may be counted toward a master’s degree.