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"WA" Grades

“WA” stands for Weighted Average. This grade is used in situations where a student has taken more than one course at another institution which, when combined, are deemed equivalent to one or more courses at UC Santa Barbara. An example would be a 2-semester sequence at another institution that is equivalent to a 3-quarter sequence at UC Santa Barbara. If the student received the same grade in both classes at the other institution (e.g. a B+ in both classes), the actual grade received will appear. If the student received a different grade in each class (e.g. a B+ in one and an A in the other), then the grade on the audit will be “WA”.  

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