Grading Guidelines and Conversion Tables

Grading Guidelines and Conversion Tables


Instructor: Prof. Ahmed E. SOUAIAIA

In all my courses, I make all efforts to ensure that each student’s work is fairly and without bias evaluated and assigned grades based on valid academic criteria and based on the student’s individual performances. Fairness to students also implies reasonably consistent grading among courses of the same level, other things being equal. Depending on the course level, the grades distribution—based on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences historical data—will be roughly as follows:

Course’s Level A B C D F Average
Elementary 15 34 40 8 3 2.50
Intermediate 18 36 39 5 2 2.63
Advanced 22 38 37 3 1 2.77

The above table is based on aggregate historical data; final grades are not curved/adjusted to meet the above breakdown. Students receive the grade they earn even if all of them earn A’s or F’s.

The table below represents a general guide for letter grades and corresponding numeral and percentile divisions. College of Law uses a different grading scale, therefore, students must consult official syllabus for each course and/or talk to instructor for applicable grade scale.

Grade Conversion Table

Range in %

Letter Grade

# Grade

Comment

98-100

A+

3.9-4.0 Superior

94-97

A

3.7-3.8 Excellent

90-93

A-

3.5-3.6 Very Good

88-89

B+

3.3-3.4 Good

83-87

B

2.7-3.2 Above Ave

80-82

B-

2.5-2.6 Average

78-79

C+

2.3-2.4 Average

73-77

C

1.7-2.2 Below Ave

70-72

C-

1.5-1.6 Poor

68-69

D+

1.3-1.4 NS

63-67

D

0.8-1.2 NS

60-62

D-

0.7 NS

0-59

F

0.0 !

If the information on this page conflicts with the information in syllabus, information in the syllabus supersede.

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