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Transcripts and Notations

The Academic Record is the official record of a student's course elections, grades, and credits earned toward a degree. Since the academic record is a permanent record of a student's academic performance, it must be correct. Students who believe an error has been made on their academic records should contact the Assistant to the Academic Standards Board (1255 Angell Hall).

LSA academic records are maintained by the Records and Enrollment Department in the Registrar's Office (1210 LSA Building).

A student wishing to have a transcript of the academic record sent to another college or university or to an employer can place an order online from Wolverine Access. You will need a Uniqname and university password and should receive a confirmation number. Requests with paper attachments or needing special services should be brought to a Student Services site, 1210 LSA Building Street or B430 Pierpont Commons.

Mailed or faxed requests may be sent/faxed to:

Transcript and Certification Office
University of Michigan
1210 LSA Building
500 South State Street
Ann Arbor 48109-1382
Fax: (734) 764-5556

All requests should include dates of attendance and a student identification number. A transcript of the academic record bearing the official seal of the University of Michigan and the signature of the Registrar is forwarded directly to the institution or person specified by the student, assuming there is no outstanding financial commitment from the student to the University. There is no fee for official transcripts. A student has the option of ordering a paper official transcript or an electronic (PDF) official transcript (if the academic record is entirely electronic). A student may request and receive an unofficial transcript, on demand, at a student services site: 1207 LSA Building or B430 Pierpont Commons. The unofficial transcript contains additional information not included in the official transcript. It should not be used in lieu of an official transcript for the purposes of admission or employment. A copy of your unofficial transcript can be obtained from Wolverine Access.

A student may pay a fee set by the Registrar's Office and request a special transcript including an appendix listing the original grades submitted for all courses elected "Pass/ Fail."

A specially prepared transcript indicates which of these options has been chosen. A request for a special transcript does not permanently revise the original academic record.

See the Office of the Registrar for details.

Summary of Transcript Notations

Pass/Fail

P (passed)

credit, no honor points

F (failed)

no credit, no honor points

 

Credit/No Credit

CR (credit)

credit, no honor points

NC (no credit)

no credit, no honor points

 

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

S (satisfactory)

credit, no honor points

U (unsatisfactory)

no credit, no honor points

(The S/U symbols are used by the School of Education.)

 

Withdrawal/Drop

W (official withdrawal)

no credit, no honor points

ED (dropped unofficially)

no credit, no honor points

(A notation of ED for a graded election has the same effect on the grade point average as does an E.)

 

Incomplete/Work in Progress

I (incomplete)

no credit, no honor points

Y* (work in progress for project approved to extend for two successive terms)

no credit, no honor points

 

Official Audit (VI)

VI (Audit)

no credit, no honor points

Miscellaneous Notations (NR, ##)

NR (no report)

no credit, no honor points

NG (no grade reported)

no credit, no honor points

A notation of P, F, CR, NC, S, U does not affect a student's term or cumulative grade point average. A notation of I, Y, NG, or NR, if not replaced by a passing grade, eventually lapses to E or ED and, for graded elections, is computed into the term and cumulative grade point averages.

*LSA Curriculum Committee approval is required to use a Y grade. See "Grading for a Two-Term Course (Y)" below.

If an LSA student elects a course in another Ann Arbor unit which is graded on a pattern not indicated here (for example, graduate courses in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business), the grade will be translated by the Registrar to fit with LSA's letter grading scale.

Term and Cumulative Grade Point Averages

The Term Grade Point Average is determined by dividing the total number of Michigan Semester Hours (MSH) elected during a term into the total number of Michigan Honor Points (MHP) earned during the same term. The Cumulative Grade Point Average is determined by dividing the total number of Michigan Semester Hours (MSH) into the total number of Michigan Honor Points (MHP) earned. Notations of Y, I, NR, and NG are not initially calculated into the term or cumulative grade point averages. Notations of I, NR, and NG , if unresolved by the end of the fourth week of the next fall or winter term in residence or by an approved extension deadline, lapse to E or ED and are computed into both the term and cumulative grade point averages, if the course was a graded election.

Minimum Term and Cumulative Grade Point Averages Required

To be eligible for continued enrollment, a student must earn at least a 2.0 term grade point average and a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. If a student fails to accomplish this, the "honor point deficit" can be determined by multiplying the Michigan Semester Hours (MSH) elected by 2.0 and subtracting the total number of Michigan Honor Points (MHP) earned. Only honor points earned in courses elected at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint campus) may affect the grade point average.

Grading for a Two-Term Course

A few courses (e.g., senior Honors thesis courses, Global Course Connections, or some Biological Sciences research courses) are approved as "two-term" sequences (approval has to be granted by the LSA Curriculum Committee). In these specially approved cases only, an instructor can report a Y grade at the end of the first-term course to indicate work in progress. When a final grade is reported at the end of the second term, that final grade is posted for both terms' elections. In cases where a Y grade is reported for a course which is not approved to extend for two successive terms, an I (Incomplete) is posted on the transcript and the course is subject to the regular deadline for incompletes. Students needing more time to complete this work must petition the Academic Standards Board for an official extension of the deadline.

No Report (NR), No Grade (NG)

The instructor should report an NR if a student stops attending before the end of the term, but has not dropped the class or requested an Incomplete.  If the NR is not resolved by the fourth week of the next fall or winter term in residence, the NR grade in a graded election is lapsed to an ED.*The NG is recorded when a student has been registered into a class after the web grade rosters have been sent to the instructor. The NG will convert to an ED* if unresolved after the first four weeks of the next fall or winter registration.*An ED carries no degree credit, and the course is computed as an E in the term and cumulative grade point averages.