What Is a Passing Grade in College?


Quick Answer

A passing grade for undergraduate courses is typically a D- or higher, although some schools don't offer grades of D- and go directly from D to F, which is a failing grade. A passing grade for graduate school courses can vary by school but is commonly a C- or higher. The numeric percentage required to get a passing grade can vary by school.

Continue Reading
Related Videos

Full Answer

In addition to receiving passing grades in their classes, students also need to meet their program's grade point average, or GPA, requirements. Although a student may get a passing grade in a class, a low grade can bring down the grade-point average to point where the student needs to repeat the class to meet academic requirements for the school.

Learn more about Colleges & Universities

Related Questions