Marking System

Students will receive grades at the end of each semester. These grades are to represent the professor’s judgment concerning the student’s total performance in the course and are to be based on all the work done by the student including examinations, papers, quizzes, reading projects, attendance (or absence), and class participation.

The official grades with their range and quality point equivalents are as follows:

Range

Grade

Quality Points

Range

Grade

Quality Points

94-100

A

4.0

74-76

C

2.0

90-93

A-

3.7

70-73

C-

1.7

87-89

B+

3.3

67-69

D+

1.3

84-86

B

3.0

64-66

D

1.0

80-83

B-

2.7

60-63

D-

0.7

77-79

C+

2.3

Below 60

F

0.0

A is excellent; B is good; C is satisfactory; D is passing but unsatisfactory; and F is failure.

The letters P (Pass) or F (Fail) will be used at the option of the Seminary to describe a student’s performance when the use of the standard grading system is not appropriate; e.g. Practica, Pastoral Formation or Field Education programs. The letters HP (High Pass), P(Pass), or F(Fail) will be used in the Pastoral Language Certificate Program.

Incomplete Grades — An “Incomplete” is recorded when the student does not fulfill a major requirement of the course before the beginning of the examination period or has not taken the semester examination. In such cases, an "Incomplete" is recorded rather than a failure only when the student has obtained prior permission of the Academic Dean and the consent of the professor to delay completion of the required work. The work must be made up by the end of the subsequent semester; otherwise, the grade becomes an “F”. The Director of Admissions and Records will record an "Incomplete" only when it has received specific notification from the Academic Dean.

Failure — A failing grade may be made up by repeating the course or, with the permission of the Academic Dean, completing a substitute course in the same department.