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Grading System

Grades are calculated in percentages with letter equivalents as in the table below. Letter grades are further expressed in Grade Points per credit as follows:

 

 

% Grade        Grade         Grade Meaning                Grade Points Per Credit    
90-100

   A

Excellent

4.00

85-89

   B+

Very Good

3.50

80-84

   B

Good

3.00

75-79

   C+

Above Average

2.50

70-74

   C

Average

2.00

65-69

   D+

Below Average

1.50

60-64

   D

Poor

1.00

Below 60

   F

Failure

0.00

 

   W

Withdrawal

0.00

 

   I

Incomplete

0.00

 

   TR

Transfer Credits

0.00

 

   AU

Audit

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The grade of “F” does not earn any grade points. This grade is given for a course failed. A student who receives this grade in a course must repeat the course in order to receive credit for it.

The grade of “W” indicates withdrawal from the course. Credit hours for a course for which a grade of “W” is awarded will not be included in the total number of credit hours attempted for the calculation of a student’s Cumulative Grade Point Average.

The grade of “I” means incomplete and is assigned by the instructor only when a student has maintained satisfactory performance in a course but was unable to complete a major portion of the assessment (e.g. mid-term examination, project, final examination) and the reasons given were acceptable by the instructor. It is the responsibility of the student to bring pertinent information to the instructor to justify the reasons for the incomplete work and to reach an agreement on the means by which the remaining course requirements will be satisfied. When the “I” grade is awarded, the faculty member awarding the grade must file a written statement, using the Incomplete Grade Assignment Form, and include:

  • A description of the extenuating circumstances which justify the “I” grade.
  • The specific conditions that must be met in order to complete the course requirements and have the “I” grade replaced by a regular grade.
  • The length of time the student is allowed in which to complete all requirements.


A student is responsible, after consulting with the instructor, for fulfilling the remaining course requirements before the agreed deadline. In cases where the student is near to graduation this must be taken into account when deciding the deadline. In very special cases, the instructor may extend the agreed deadline for fulfilling the incomplete work.

Failure of the student to complete work within the agreed time limit will result in a grade “F” which will be recorded as the final grade. Credit hours for a course for which a grade of “I” is awarded will not be included in the total number of credit hours attempted for the calculation of a student’s Cumulative Grade Point Average. The incomplete grade in a course will be converted automatically to an “F” if a student re-enrolls in that course prior to clearing the “I” grade. A student cannot graduate with an “I” on the transcript.


All the above regarding the grade of “I” are applicable to all courses except for the postgraduate thesis. If a postgraduate thesis is not completed by the end of a particular semester then the grade of “I” is assigned by the thesis supervisor. The assigning of the grade of “I” for the thesis in a particular semester is permanent. A student who continues to work on his/her thesis after the grade of “I” is assigned, he/she needs to re-enroll for the thesis in a following semester.

The grade of “TR” refers to courses transferred (usually from other higher education institutions). The number of credits attempted for such courses does not enter into the computation of the Cumulative Grade Point Average.

The grade of “AU” refers to courses students registered for on an Audit basis. Students who wish to expose themselves to the material taught in a course without receiving credit or being assessed may choose to Audit a course. Regular fees and enrollment procedures are required but the student is not assessed in any way, so no grades or credits are assigned. Students must designate their intent to register on an Audit basis at the time of enrollment.


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