Upon completion of each course, a grade is assigned by the instructor and recorded on the student’s official transcript.
Grades are posted a few weeks after the semester ends. To find out their grades, students may either log onto the Online Academic Student Information System (OASIS) or call the Touch–Tone grades system at (213) 740–9088.
USC uses the A-F grading system:
Plus and minus grades are also used. Minimum passing are “C” for graduate credit and “D–” for undergraduate credit.
Certain courses have been authorized by the University Curriculum Committee to be graded Credit/No Credit. Students may only enroll in a course on a Credit/No Credit basis if the course is listed as being offered as Credit/No Credit.
Graduate students must receive departmental approval to enroll in a course on a Pass/No pass basis. To enroll, students must complete the Pass/No Pass Request for Change of Program. USC Price will not allow graduate students to apply courses taken on a pass/no pass basis towards an USC Price degree.
Undergraduates may take one General Education Course Pass/No Pass. Otherwise, no coursework taken Pass/No Pass may be applied to the degree or the minor. No coursework may be taken Pass/No pass for minor programs.
A maximum of 24 units of undergraduate course work taken on a pass/no pass basis may be used toward an undergraduate degree and a maximum of 4 of these 24 units may be applied to the general education requirements. Use of Pass/No Pass course work to fulfill major requirements must be approved in writing by the academic department. Individual academic departments may have additional restrictions in place. For additional information, please go to the Undergraduate Students page in the Requirements for Graduation section of the USC Catalogue.
For additional information, reference the Academic Standards page in the USC Catalogue.