Grading Policy

Grading Scale Effective 4/27/2015

Undergraduate Students must achieve a 70% grade (C) or higher to pass the course and fulfill the degree program requirement.  Graduate Students must achieve an 70% (C) or higher to pass the course and fulfill the requirement.  Undergraduate Students achieving 60-69% (D grades) do not fulfill the requirement but will receive points toward their GPA.  They will need to retake the course in a subsequent term to fulfill the requirement.  

Undergraduate grading

Letter Grade  Numerical Score  Grade Points  Achievement Level
A 90 – 100 4.0 Outstanding
B 80 – 89 3.0 Above Average
C 70 - 79 2.0 Competent
D 60 - 69 1.0 Not Proficient*
F 0 – 59 0.0 Not Passing*

*A final course grade of “Not Proficient” or “Not Passing” is not sufficient to earn credits toward a degree.

 

Graduate grading

Letter Grade  Numerical Score  Grade Points  Achievement Level
A 90 – 100 4.0 Outstanding
B 80 – 89 3.0 Competent
C 70 – 79 2.0 Below Standard
F 0 - 69 0.0 Not Passing*

*A final course grade of “Not Proficient” or “Not Passing” is not sufficient to earn credits toward a degree.

 

 

Grading Scale Prior to 4/27/2015

Undergraduate Students must achieve a 70% grade (C-) or higher to pass the course and fulfill the degree program requirement.  Graduate Students must achieve an 80% (B-) or higher to pass the course and fulfill the requirement.  Undergraduate Students achieving 60-69% (D grades) do not fulfill the requirement but will receive points toward their GPA.  They will need to retake the course in a subsequent term to fulfill the requirement.  

Undergraduate grading

Letter Grade  Numerical Score  Grade Points  Achievement Level
A 93 – 100 4.0 Superior
A- 90 – 92 3.67  
B+ 87 – 89 3.33 Above Average
B 83 – 86 3.0  
B- 80 – 82 2.67  
C+ 77 – 79 2.33 Average
C 73 – 76 2.0  
C- 70 – 72 1.67  
D+ 67 – 69 1.33 Below Average/Not Passing
D 63 – 66 1.0  
D- 60 – 62 0.67  
F 0 – 59 0.0  Not Passing

Graduate grading

Letter Grade  Numerical Score  Grade Points  Achievement Level
A 93 – 100 4.0 Superior
A- 90 – 92 3.67  
B+ 87 – 89 3.33  Average
B 83 – 86 3.0  
B- 80 – 82 2.67  
C+ 77 – 79 2.33 Below Average
C 73 – 76 2.0  
C- 70 – 72 1.67  
D+ 67 – 69 1.33 Below Average/Not Passing
D 63 – 66 1.0  
D- 60 – 62 0.67  
F 0 – 59 0.0  Not Passing

(Grade points for pluses and minuses are actually thirds - so a B+, for example, is actually 3 1/3.) 

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