Registrar Definitions of O and OX Grades
Please read the explanations of O and OX grades below. If you need to request an Excused Absence, please be sure to consult the OX Guidelines in this section for complete information.
This grade indicates that the student was progressing satisfactorily during the term but was absent from the final examination, did not turn in the final paper or project, and/or was absent during the last two weeks of the term. Like an F grade, an O grade carries no credit for the subject, but the O grade can be converted to a grade of OX. Unsatisfactory performance because of absence throughout the term should be recorded as F.
OX (Excused Absence)
This grade indicates that the absence was satisfactorily explained to and excused by the Dean for Undergraduate Education (S3) in the case of an undergraduate student or by the Dean for Graduate Education in the case of a graduate student. The faculty member in charge of the subject will be notified when an O is changed to an OX. An OX carries no credit for the subject. However, the faculty member in charge must provide the student the opportunity to receive a credit-carrying grade. This may be done with or without the instructor requiring a make-up final examination or other additional evaluation procedure.