Grading Policy

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Grading Policy Effective Fall 2011

Grades: A student’s academic performance is indicated by numerical grades with approximate letter grade equivalents as shown below:

4.0       A                                             2.7       C+                                1.4       D

3.9       A-                                            2.6                                           1.3

3.8                                                       2.5                                           1.2

3.7       B+                                            2.4       C                                  1.1

3.6                                                       2.3                                           1.0       Lowest Passing

3.5                                                       2.2                                           0.9       F

3.4       B                                              2.1                                           0.8       F

3.3                                                       2.0                                           0.7       F

3.2                                                       1.9       C-                                0.6       F

3.1                                                       1.8                                           0.5       F         

3.0                                                       1.7       D+                               0.4       F

2.9       B-                                            1.6                                           0.3       F

2.8                                                       1.5                                           0.2       F

                                                                                                            0.1       F

                                                                                                            0.0       F

P          Student passed the subject with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better.
NP        No pass. Student earned a grade of 1.9 (C-) or below in subject.
S          Satisfactory academic progress.
W         Student withdrew.
NR       No record of student sitting for exam.
I          Incomplete.
X         Student required to satisfy course requirements at a later date.
4.5      Former highest grade on grading scale prior to Term I, 2003-04.

The failing grades are designated to differentiate between work whose merit is insufficient to merit passing, but nonetheless reflects some accomplishment. The grade of 0.0 reflects no accomplishment or which cannot be evaluated because of an unexcused failure to complete the requirements of a course.