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FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR| |

McMaster Undergraduate Calendar 2012-2013  Additional Calendar Information  General Academic Regulations Grading System|
Grading System|
The method for determining your final grade will be given in the course outline. Unless otherwise specified in a course outline, course results determined on a percentage scale will be converted to an official letter grade, as indicated in the equivalent percentage scale which follows. The results of all courses attempted will appear on your transcript as letter grades. * Before submitting a failing grade, your instructor reassesses whatever examples of your work are available. * To satisfy prerequisite requirements, a grade of at least D- is required, unless otherwise stated. * You retain credit for all courses with grades of D- or better, except in those programs for which a higher grade is specified in the program regulations.Since September 1982, the grading scale has been: Grade| Equivalent Grade Point| Equivalent Percentages| A+| 12| 90-100|

A| 11| 85-89|
A-| 10| 80-84|
B+| 9| 77-79|
B| 8| 73-76|
B-| 7| 70-72|
C+| 6| 67-69|
C| 5| 63-66|
C-| 4| 60-62|
D+| 3| 57-59|
D| 2| 53-56|
D-| 1| 50-52|
F| 0| 0-49 -- Failure|
Example of a Weighted Average Calculation, using the grade points and units for courses completed: Course Grade| Grade Points| | Course Units| | | A-| 10| x| 6| =| 60|
C+| 6| x| 3| =| 18|
B| 8| x| 6| =| 48|
B+| 9| x| 3| =| 27|
Total| | | 18| | 153|
To calculate Average: 153 / 18 = 8.5 |
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Grading System
Any student taking courses in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (including those students enrolled in other UI colleges) are subject to the following grading policies. CLAS students taking courses in other colleges within the UI are subject to the grading policies of those colleges. For more information about cross-enrollment in other colleges, read the complete cross-enrollment policy. Instructors may use either of the following grading systems: * A, B, C, D, F      or

* A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F
In either case, the instructor must explain his or her chosen grading system in the course syllabus, must apply it to all the students in the class, and must apply the same grading system in all the sections of a multi-section course.

Grade point average (GPA)
All letter grades are assigned a grade point value according to the following table. Grade| Grade Points for Each Semester Hour|
A+| 4.33|
A (Superior)| 4.00|
A-| 3.67|
B+| 3.33|
B (Above Average)| 3.00|
B-| 2.67|
C+| 2.33|
C (Average)| 2.00|
C-| 1.67|
D+| 1.33|
D (Below Average)| 1.00|
D-| .67|
P (Pass)|   --|
N (Nonpass)|   --|
F (Failing)| 0|
The following marks may also appear on your transcript, or permanent record. They are not grades, and (except for the Second-Grade-Only Option) will not affect your grade point average. * I = Incomplete

* R = Registered
* W = Withdrawn
* # = Second-Grade-Only Option
* * = Honors Credit
* O = No Grade Reported
You can calculate your grade point average by dividing the total number of grade points you have earned by the total number of credit hours you have taken, excluding courses with grades of S, P, or N or marks of I, O, R, or W. For example, if you are a first-year student who has completed the following coursework and earned the following grades— * Biology (3 s.h.): A+

* Rhetoric (4 s.h.): B
* Beginning Ballet (2 s.h.): A 
* Elementary Psychology (3 s.h.): C-   
—your total number of grade points would equal 38, because (4.33 x 3) + (3.00 x 4) + (4.00 x 2) + (1.67 x 3) = 38. Your GPA would be 3.17, because 38 ÷ 12 =...
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