- 100–199 Primarily for freshman; may not be taken for graduate credit
- 200–299 Primarily for sophomores; may not be taken for graduate credit
- 300–399 Primarily for juniors and seniors
- 400–499 Primarily for seniors; graduate students may count a limited number of credits
- 500–699 Graduate level; undergraduates may enroll only with special permission from the Graduate Studies Office
An undergraduate student who earns 12 earned GPA hours and receives a GPA of 3.5 or better is placed on the Dean’s List for the quarter.
Fall quarter runs mid to late September and ends approximately the second week of December
- Fall semester runs mid to late August and ends approximately the second week of December
Winter quarter usually begins the first week of January and ends the latter part of March
- Spring semester usually begins the first week of January and ends the the first part of May
Spring quarter begins the end of March to the first week of April and continues through the second week of June
A summer session is held from the end of June to mid August; summer session is self-support for all course work.
Earned Hours (EHRS) represent the number of quarter credits earned at EWU and include any transfer credits awarded
Grade Point Average (GPA)
The GPA is computed by dividing the total number of quality points (QPTS) by the total number of GPA hours.
The hours for courses with blank grades or with grades of X, Y, P, NC and W are not included in the quality hours or quality points. However, X grades that are not completed in the time limit set by the instructor, are converted to a predetermined grade. If the grade is numeric, it is then calculated into the GPA.
Prior to fall quarter 1985, X grades were not automatically converted to a standard grade; grade change forms are needed to update X grades posted prior to fall quarter 1985.
If a course is repeated, the credit is awarded on the transcript for the last grade received. Transfer credit is not included in the Eastern Washington University GPA.
EWU is Moving to Letter Grades—Effective Fall 2018 Quarter/ Semester.
- All previous numerical grades will remain on your student transcript exactly as assigned, but beginning fall 2018 all courses will be graded with letters.
- At the time registration opens for fall quarter and semester you will see prerequisites that will require a letter grade.
- Behind the scenes the letter grade has a numerical equivalent and will look at your previous numerical grade to calculate if the prerequisite has been met.
- We feel this is a positive change for all EWU students and look forward to making this important change along with you.
Letter Grades and NumericalEquivalents.
- Forgiven courses cannot be used to satisfy any academic requirement.
- Academic forgiveness may be recommended on a case-by-case basis during advising.
- To be eligible for academic forgiveness, a student must have completed 30 consecutive credits at Eastern, maintained a GPA of 2.5 or higher and have declared a major.
- Academic forgiveness may not be revoked.
- Federal regulations do not allow for the consideration of academic forgiveness in the financial aid satisfactory academic progress calculations. Courses for which you receive academic forgiveness are counted as attempted and earned, and are included in the GPA calculation for financial aid purposes. If you are receiving financial aid or expect to receive it in the future, you should consult with the Financial Aid Office prior to seeking academic forgiveness.
An intent to appeal a grade must be filed within 10 working days after instruction begins for the next regular quarter. For the purposes of the grade appeal process, summer is not counted as a regular quarter. Spring quarter grade appeals must be filed within 10 working days after instruction begins for the fall quarter.
Forms require for the grade appeal process