Grading Scheme

Students are assigned a grade in each course as follows:
 

Percentage

Grade

Value

Grade Definitions

90 - 100 A+ 4.0 Excellent

Strong evidence of original thinking; good organization, capacity to analyze and synthesize; superior grasp of subject matter with sound critical evaluations; evidence of extensive knowledge base.
85 - 89 A 4.0
80 - 84 A- 3.7
       
77 - 79 B+ 3.3 Good

Evidence of grasp of subject matter, some evidence of critical capacity and analytic ability; reasonable understanding of relevant issues; evidence of familiarity with the literature.
73 - 76 B 3.0
70 - 72 B- 2.7
       
67 - 69 C+ 2.3

Adequate

Student who is profiting from their university
experience; understanding of the subject matter; ability to develop solutions to simple problems in the material.

63 - 66 C 2.0
60 - 62 C- 1.7
       
57 - 59 D+ 1.3

Inadequate

Some evidence of familiarity with subject matter and some evidence that critical and analytic skills have been developed.

53 - 56 D 1.0
50 - 52 D- 0.7
0 - 49 F 0.0 Little evidence of even superficial understanding of subject matter; weakness in critical and analytical skills, with limited or irrelevant use of literature.
       
Credit  CR No Value Used in a Credit/No Credit evaluation