Since 1970, Stanford University -- one of the nation's most prestigious -- has been peppering its student transcripts with As and Bs (93% of all grades awarded) and letting scholars bail out of uncongenial courses up to the very day of final exams with no questions asked. But last week the school turned its back on slacker-friendly grading and reinstated a failing NP (Not Passed) grade for 1995-96. How do other schools measure up?
DEADLINE FOR DROPPING A COURSE WITHOUT PENALTY
two weeks before the end of term
PERCENTAGE OF AS AND BS