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Grade definitions

The syllabus must contain, in addition to course-specific information, specific references to grade definitions.

Instructors may:

  • Copy the exact language and table provided below, or
  • Include references to the policy, or
  • Include statements on the above policy in the syllabus.

The University utilizes plus and minus grading on a 4.000 cumulative grade point scale in accordance with the following:

A

4.000 - Represents achievement that is outstanding relative to the level necessary to meet course requirements

A-

3.667

B+

3.333

B

3.000 - Represents achievement that is significantly above the level necessary to meet course requirements

B-

2.667

C+

2.333

C

2.000 - Represents achievement that meets the course requirements in every respect

C-

1.667

D+

1.333

D

1.000 - Represents achievement that is worthy of credit even though it fails to meet fully the course requirements

S

Represents achievement that is satisfactory, which is equivalent to a C- or better.

 

For additional information, please refer to:http://policy.umn.edu/Policies/Education/Education/GRADINGTRANSCRIPTS.html.

 

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