Academic Success


Grading in the United States is typically as follows:

A   Excellent       4.0 points
B   Good             3.0 points
C   Average        2.0 points
D   Poor              1.0 points
F   Failure              0 points

You should always review your instructor’s syllabus for more detailed information on how you will be evaluated.

To figure out your GPA (Grade Point Average), multiply the number of credits by the number of grade points you received and divide that by the total number of credit hours.  For example, if you took two classes this semester, both 4 credit hours, and received an A in one class and a B in the other class. Your GPA would be:

(4×4) + (4×3)      = 3.5 GPA


All students should read the university’s policy on academic integrity, which is the university’s commitment to academic excellence.  This includes the rules regarding plagiarism, cheating, and misrepresentation.  It is important that you review this because our policies may be different from what you are accustomed to in your home country.  The consequence of violating these rules is very strict and ultimately can result in dismissal from the university.

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