The Academy uses an A-F letter grading system, with the option of “plus” or “minus” grades to indicate students’ performance slightly above or slightly below a letter category. For example, a “C+” indicates a slightly above average performance, though not to the level of a “B”, while a “C- “indicates that the performance was on the weak side of average, though still above a “D”. Please note that pluses and minuses do affect the student’s grade point average.
Coursework is evaluated according to the following grading scale:
|Percentage Range |
(used for Gradebook calculations)
Course outcomes are met at an exceptionally high level.
Very good work
Course outcomes are met at a high level
Above average work
Course outcomes are met at an average level; student is ready to progress.
Below average; not passing for graduate courses
Unsatisfactory; not passing for graduate courses
Course outcomes are not fully met. Within the major, student is not ready to progress. A low but passing grade outside the major and for Liberal Arts.
In graduate courses, this is a failing grade.