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GRADING RULES

The class average in an upper-year course of 25 or fewer students†must be between 5.70 and 7.30 when calculated by converting each studentís letter grade to the corresponding whole number in the table below. The class average in an upper-year course of more than 25 students, and in all first-year courses, must be between 5.70 and 6.30 when calculated by converting each studentís letter grade to the corresponding whole number in the table below. These grading rules do not apply to independent research projects, supplemental writing credits or to courses in which students compete in external advocacy competitions.

The Faculty of Law uses the following grade designations:

Grades Grade Meaning Grade Point Scale

A+

Excellent

10

A

Excellent

9

A-

Excellent

8

B+

Good

7

B

Good

6

B-

Good

5

C+

Competent

4

C

Competent

3

C-

Competent

2

D

Marginal Pass

1

F

Fail

0

PAS

Pass

FAI

Fail

AUD

Audit

INC

Work is incomplete

WDN

Withdrawn

The "PAS" and "FAI" designations are used only in courses identified specifically as being graded on a pass/fail basis. This pass/fail designation is used also for grades obtained on exchanges. A grade of "FAI" is treated the same as an "F" grade.

In any course not identified specifically as being graded on a pass/fail basis, no components of any studentís grade in the course can be assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Students receive only a letter grade for each subject. The grade point values are used for calculation purposes only and are not disclosed to the student.

Individual grades assigned by instructors remain provisional until they are approved†at the Faculty of Law Grades Meeting.†The grades assigned by instructors must comply with the applicable class average requirements. However, after grades have been assigned, the Faculty has the discretion, at a Faculty of Law Grades Meeting, to waive these requirements. If an instructor wishes to seek an exemption from these requirements, he or she must apply to the Faculty at a Grades Meeting, indicating the reasons for the application and providing the alternative grades he or she wishes to assign.

Grading rules SR.11-94

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