Grading System

Scholastic performance in the didactic and clinical phases will be reported by using the letters A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, and F.

A = Consistently Outstanding Performance

The student has demonstrated mastery of the course objectives. The student is well qualified for subsequent courses in the subject area and may be expected to perform well in such courses.

B = Exceeds Expectations for Satisfactory Performance

The student has demonstrated a clear understanding of the course objectives. The student is prepared to take subsequent courses in this subject area and may be expected to perform adequately in such courses.

C = Satisfactory Performance

The student has demonstrated a basic comprehension of the course objectives. The student is qualified to take subsequent courses in the subject area but may be expected to perform only at a minimally adequate level in such courses.

D = Unsatisfactory Performance

The student has demonstrated only an elementary familiarity with the course objectives. The student is not technically qualified to take the next course in the subject area and is not expected to perform well in such a course.

F = Failure

The student has not demonstrated knowledge or understanding of any meaningful portion of the course objectives. The student is not qualified to take subsequent courses in this subject area.

Scholastic performance in the didactic and clinical phase is evaluated on the following scale:

95-100 = A
90-94 = A-
87-89 = B+
83-86 = B
80-82 = B-
77-79 = C+
75-76 = C
70-74 = C-
65-69 = D
<64 = F

A final course grade below 75 is a failure.