Grading System & Scale

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Grades Which Count in the Grade Point Average (GPA)

Letter Grade Numerical Value Grade Points Definition
A+ 90-100 4.0

Excellent, Good
These grades are earned only when evidence indicates that
the student has consistently maintained above average
progress in the subject. Sufficient evidence may involve such
qualities as creativity, originality, thoroughness, responsibility
and consistency.

A 85-89 4.0
A- 80-84 3.7
B+ 77-79 3.3
B 73-76 3.0
B- 70-72 2.7
C+ 67-69 2.3 Satisfactory
This grade means that the student has fulfilled the requirements
of the subject to the satisfaction of the instructor. These
requirements include the understanding of subject matter,
adequacy and promptness in the preparation of assignments and
participation in the work of the class.
C 63-66 2.0
C- 60-62 1.7
D+ 57-59 1.3 Poor
This grade indicates that the accuracy and content of work
submitted meets only the minimal standards of the instructor.
Performance at this level is considered inadequate for graduation.
D 53-56 1.0
D- 50-52 0.7
F 0-49 0.0 Failing
Work submitted is inadequate. Attitude, performance and
attendance are considered insufficient for a passing grade.

SEMINARY

Grades Which Count in the Grade Point Average (GPA)

Letter Grade Numerical Value Grade Points Definition
A+ 90-100 4.0 Excellent
Student displays a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and materials treated in the course, fluency in communicating that knowledge, and originality and independence in applying material and principles. The work provides evidence of a significant awareness of and ability to interact with related scholarly literature that goes beyond the requirements of the course. The work exhibits few or no mechanical and stylistic errors. The work demonstrates proficiency in matters of grammar, spelling, sentence and paragraph structure. The student demonstrates an unusual flexibility or inventiveness with words or structure that result in a striking individual style, which is clear and lively in presentation without detracting from the academic nature of the work.
A 85-89 4.0
A- 80-84 3.7
B+ 77-79 3.3 Good
Work indicates a thorough grasp of the goals for this assignment within the context of the course. The work exhibits few mechanical and stylistic errors and demonstrates a reasonable organization and development of ideas. Ideas are clearly and logically expressed and are well supported by an obvious awareness of the relevant literature with appropriate documentation of all sources.
B 73-76 3.0
B- 70-72 2.7
C+ 67-69 2.3 Acceptable
While work displays a sufficient and basic understanding of the principles and materials treated in the course, the expression of that understanding is impeded by any of the following: lack of conceptual organization, lack of development and flow of ideas, inadequate use of and interaction with relevant scholarly literature, inadequate documentation of sources, significant inaccuracies and errors regarding grammar and spelling, significant mechanical and stylistic errors. Performance at this level meets graduation requirements.
C 63-66 2.0
C- 60-62 1.7 Poor
Work reveals a lack of understanding or serious misunderstanding of the principles and materials treated in the course. The work lacks a clearly defined thesis and/or fails to support the thesis with appropriate research. The development and flow of ideas throughout the paper are significantly below standard. Sources are not cited appropriately and the work relies mainly on summaries and paraphrases of other people’s work. The work contains poor sentence structure and punctuation and generally suffers from a lack of attention to matters of grammar and style. The work is inappropriately shorter or longer than the required length. While a grade of D is not a failure in a particular course (i.e., the professor does not see the need for the student to repeat the course), consistent work at this level would prohibit the student from graduating.
D+ 57-59 1.3
D 53-56 1.0
D- 50-52 0.7
F 0-49 0.0 Failure
Student displays inadequate or fragmentary
knowledge of the principles and materials treated in
the course. The student may have failed to complete
the course requirements. The work may contain plagiarized materials.
 

How is my Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculated?

  1. Look at your unofficial transcript - download a copy from your myTyndale profile under the "Academic History" page
  2. A number of columns appears at the top of your transcript - Course Code, Title,  Grade, Rpt (repeat), Att (attempted) Ernd (earned), GpaH (hours) Pts (points), GPA (grade point average)
  3. These values are filled in after the final grade in each of your courses; the term and cumulative totals appear at the end of each semester entry
  4. Each final grade is worth a certain number of points, as stated on your transcript (ex. A+ = 12.0 points)
  5. Look at the total number of points you earned  (located at the last semseter entry under division cumulative totals)
  6. Take the number in points (Pts) and divide it by the number of attempted (Att) credit hours