The School of Medicine

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9535

Grades for each course were given beginning with the first year class which entered in the Fall of 1984. Prior to that, only year-end summary grades of Honors, Pass or Fail were recorded. First year grades are Pass/Fail only, beginning Fall of 2004.

Grades used in the first two years:

H Honors – clear excellence

*HP High Pass – above average

P Pass – entirely satisfactory

F Failed – failed

BE Credit by Examination

NG No Grade – assigned administratively to those courses which extend over more than one semester and for which no fall semester grade is given

W Withdrew from course – assigned administratively when dropped prior to final grade given

*HP Available for first year courses in academic year 1988-89. Available for second year courses in academic year 1989-90

Added to these for the THIRD year (in 1986) and FOURTH year (in 1987) were:

HP High Pass – above average

*LP Low Pass – below average (Discontinued use after 1998-99 academic year)

Temporary Grades:

AB Absent from examination

IN Incomplete other than final examination

IP In progress

CO Condition – final grade pending reexamination and/or limited additional academic work

HONORS FOR THE YEAR

In the first two years, this grade is awarded to approximately the top 15% of the class. (First year grades are Pass/Fail beginning Fall of 2004). In the third and fourth years, this grade is awarded to approximately the top 25% of the class. The grade is assigned by the Student Progress Committee based on performance in the given year weighted according to grades and hours in the curriculum.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the information contained on this transcript shall not be released to any other party unless a written consent is obtained from the student/graduate.

LEGEND FOR SUPERSCRIPTS

  1. Student chose to take this/these course(s) in a decelerated curriculum.
  2. Student was required to remediate limited academic deficiencies by independent review of course material and retaking the examination.
  3. Student was required to remediate limited academic deficiencies by performing additional class work or clinical experience and/or retaking the examination.
  4. Student was required to take this/these course(s) in a decelerated curriculum.
  5. Student was required to remediate identified academic deficiencies in a faculty supervised formal review and to retake the course examination.
  6. Student was required to remediate academic deficiencies by repeating this entire course in a decelerated curriculum.
  7. Student was required to remediate academic deficiencies by repeating the entire course.
  8. Student chose to remediate academic deficiencies by repeating this entire course as a part of the student’s approved program of study.