Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fun with the New Grading System

Starting in Fall 2008 we are adding some grades to our grading system. We'll be adding in A-, B-, C-, D+, and D-. (We already have A, B+, B, C+, C, D, and F in addition to assorted non-grades like I and W and whatnot.)

If you get a C- in a course, you can't count it towards your major.

If you get a C- or better in a course, you can't retake it. (You can re-take D+ and below.)

This means that if you get a C- in a course required for a particular major that, under the current rules, you can't graduate with a degree in that major.

Also, feel free to join most of the faculty in mocking the idea of D+ and D-. At least they didn't give us F+ and F-. (My mom once taught at a school that had A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, F, and F-, and the F- was worth NEGATIVE quality points.)