Grading Scale

 

The seminary has adopted a four point grading scale as follows:

A 96-100 = 4.0 Quality Points
A- 90-95 = 3.5 Quality Points

B 85-89 = 3.0 Quality Points
B- 80-84 = 2.5 Quality Points

C 75-79 = 2.0 Quality Points
C- 70-74 = 1.5 Quality Points

D 65-69 = 1.0 Quality Point
D- 60-64 = 0.5 Quality Point
F Below 60 = 0.0 Quality Points

In addition to the students meeting due dates and using correct English, the following guide will serve as general criteria for grades. Final grades for each course are given at the discretion of the member of faculty responsible for that course.

  1. Represents a superior understanding of the subject matter, prompt and complete preparation of assignments, outstanding ability as manifested by such things as original thinking, extra reading or projects, and an interested attitude in and contribution to class discussions.
  2. Represents a good understanding of the subject matter, prompt and complete preparation of assignments, above average ability as manifested by reading comprehension, and an interested attitude in and contribution to class discussion.
  3. This work is satisfactory but is lacking in a significant area and does not show a grasp of some basic principles.
  4. There is serious problems with this work, though it is still passable. It represents a poor performance in comprehending the course content and only meets the minimal standard of the professor.
  5. This work is unacceptable and fails to meet the requirements of the assignment.

In a course in which a failing grade has been received (including an Inc/F), a student who has feasible reasons may ask the professor to grant permission to take a re-examination or complete a reassignment of sufficient quality to raise the grade to an F/D. Such work must be completed within 21 days after notification of the failing grade. If the grade is raised to an F/D, the student receives credit for the course, but no quality points are counted in calculating the student’s general standing. When a student repeats a course where he or she has earned an F, the F remains on the transcript but the new grade will be used in calculating the grade point average (GPA).