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U.S. Grading System

The U.S. Grading System
At the end of each semester, you will be given a grade for the quality and quantity of your work in a given class. A student’s academic standing is determined by the number of credits (classes) completed and his or her GPA. A student’s GPA is calculated by multiplying the number of units (credits) attempted in each course by the grade points earned per course. All grade point totals are added together. This sum is divided by the total number of credits, creating a final mean value.

The traditional American grading system works on a 4.0 system. Please see the listing below for specifics.

The 4.0 Grading System

Grade

Grade points per unit

Numeric grade

Definition

A+

4.0

98.33

Outstanding Superior

A

4.0

95.00

Outstanding

A-

3.7

91.67

Extremely good work

B+

3.3

88.33

Very good work

B

3.0

85.00

Good work

B-

2.7

81.67

Quite a bit better than average

C+

2.3

78.33

Better than average

C

2.0

75.00

Average; satisfactory work

C-

1.7

71.67

Almost satisfactory

D+

1.3

68.33

Not good

D

1.0

65.00

Barely passing

D-

0.67

61.67

Passing with high risk to fail

F

0.00

45.00

Failure

 

A grade of “F” counts in a GPA as a 0.0 average. The class must be repeated with a passing grade in order to earn credit toward graduation.

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