In specifically designated variable-credit courses in which it is expected that students register for more than one semester, the instructor may report the symbol R (Research) in place of a grade. This symbol indicates that the student has devoted an adequate amount of time and effort to the work, but has given no indication of its quality. Upon completion of the work, the instructor reports an appropriate grade that applies to all prior credits so scheduled and will replace the R symbol(s) on the transcript. All affected grade-point averages are recomputed and entered. A course with an unresolved R grade may remain on the transcript after graduation, but may not be used to fulfill graduation requirements.
Revised editorially: 12/7/10