Last updated on December 2nd, 2021

Basic Sciences Grading Policies

The course requirements and grading policy are specified in each course syllabus for Terms 1-5. Students’ transcripts reflect a students’ achievement of course requirements and their academic performance.

Students who wish to contest an examination score should contact the Course Director in writing within 24 hours of the posting of the score. Students who wish to contest a final course grade should contact the Course Director in writing within 24 hours of the posting of the grade. Students should state the basis for contestation (e.g., error in calculation, missing points, etc.).

The Course Director will review the student’s score or grade and report the result of the review in writing to the student and Dean of Basic Sciences before the deadline for grade finalization. If the matter remains unresolved, students may submit a written appeal to the Dean of Basic Sciences within 24 hours of receiving the written determination from the Course Director.

AUGUST 2019 MATRICULANTS

The grades on the transcripts are posted as Fail/Pass/High Pass/Honors. Numerical grades are used for the purpose of class rank and for promotions.

The passing grades are:

Term 1 69.50%
Term 2 71.50%
Term 3, 4, and 5 72.50%

Courses are graded numerically for the transcript. The conversion charts are as follows:

TERMS 1-5 GRADE DESIGNATIONS FOR STUDENTS WHO MATRICULATE IN AUGUST 2019 AND ONWARDS

TERMS 1-5 GRADE DESIGNATIONS

Grade Numeric Grade Attempted Credits Earned Credits
Honors 89.50 + Y Y
High Pass 79.50 – 89.49 Y Y
Term 1
Pass 69.50 + Y Y
Fail ≤ 69.49 Y N
Term 2
Pass 71.50 + Y Y
Fail ≤ 71.49 Y N
Terms 3, 4, 5
Pass 72.50 + Y Y
Fail ≤ 72.49 Y N
I Y N
W Y N
CR y N

 

ALL OTHER MATRICULANTS (PRIOR TO AUGUST 2019)

Courses are graded numerically. The alpha grades on the transcripts are based on rounded, whole numbers, but the system holds the numeric grade to two decimal places for the purpose of class rank and for promotions.

The passing grade for each course attempted prior to August 2019 is 70%.

For courses taken from August 2019 onward, the following passing grades apply:

Term 1 69.50%
Term 2 71.50%
Terms 3, 4, and 5 72.50%.

For the transcript, the conversion charts are as follows:

TERMS 1-5 GRADE DESIGNATIONS FOR STUDENTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO AUGUST 2019

Letter
Grade
Numeric
Grade
Attempted
Credits
Earned
Credits
A+ 97–100 Y Y
A 93–96 Y Y
A- 90 –92 Y Y
B+ 87–89 Y Y
B 83–86 Y Y
B- 80 –82 Y Y
C+ 76 –79 Y Y
C 73–75 Y Y

Courses Completed Prior to August 2019

C- 70 –72 Y Y

Courses Completed After August 2019

C- (Term 1) 70-72 Y Y
C- (Term 2) 72 Y Y

Courses Completed Prior to August 2019

F 0 – 69 Y N

Courses Completed After August 2019

F (Term 1) 0-69 Y N
F (Term 2) 0-71 Y N
F (Term 3,4, 5) 0-72 Y N
I Y N
W Y N
CR Y N

DEFINITIONS

H: Honors

A grade of Honors is given to a student whose performance is of a very high caliber.

HP: High Pass

A grade of High Pass is given to a student whose performance clearly exceeds the Pass requirement but does not reach Honors level.

P: Pass

Successful completion of all requirements.

EP: Exam Pending

Exam Pending for BSFCR