UnderGraduate catalog: 2020/21 term 1

Criteria for Awarding Grades

The University awards letter grades in recognition of academic performance in each course. Students are graded according to their individual performance in the course and not on a curve.

The grading criteria listed below are illustrative and subject to the specifications in a given course. These are described in each course syllabus. Criteria for awarding grades as described in the course syllabi may include, but are not limited to:

      • Quality of assignments and peer assessments
      • Participation in the Discussion Forums and the quality of the postings
      • Performance on quizzes
      • Excellence of projects, papers, analysis and documentation of case studies
      • Quality of Portfolio Assignments
      • Class Presentations and Group Work

The Grading System

At the end of each course, a letter grade will be given by the Course Instructor for the course, based on the student’s performance.

      • The minimum passing grade for a course is a C.
      • Grades above F and below C will be recorded on the student’s transcript with the letter grade but with a zero grade-point as they are not considered satisfactory performance.

The University has established the following graduate-level grading scale. All instructional personnel are expected to comply with this scale:

Grade Grade Scale Grade Points
A+ 98-100 4. 00
A 93-97 4. 00
A- 90-92 3. 67
B+ 88-89 3. 33
B 83-87 3. 0
B- 80-82 2. 67
C+ 78-79 2. 33
C 73-77 2. 00
C- 70-72 0. 00
D+ 68-69 0. 00
D 63-67 0. 00
D- 60-62 0. 00
F Under 60* 0. 00