Examinations and Grades

Examinations

December examinations are held for all first semester courses, for all 1000 -level courses, and may be required in any two-semester course. Examinations are held in April for all second semester and all two-semester courses. Examination schedules are posted in the latter parts of October and February.

Examinations are conducted, as a rule, by written papers. Take-home examinations may be given, in which case students are allowed the whole examination period to complete them and must submit their papers no later than the day of the last scheduled examination.

Re-Read Procedures

Any request to re-read an examination paper must reach the Registrar on the re-read form within 30 days after release of the final examination results. The request must be accompanied by a fee of $10, which will be refunded only if the mark is raised.

All requests for a re-read will be directed by the Registrar to the director or head concerned for implementation. Re-reads of examinations will be conducted by the head/director of the unit involved and a second faculty member who has expertise in the subject area, after consultation with the original instructor. In the event that the head/director is the instructor, the dean will designate a replacement to conduct the re-read.

Re-reads may be requested in any or all courses in which a student is registered without reference to class standing or the final grade assigned. A reread of a mid-year examination will be granted only after consultation with the head of the department or director of the school concerned. A student who requests a re-read in a course forfeits the grade originally assigned.

Special Examinations

A student, who because of unavoidable circumstances, was detained or rendered unfit to write a required examination, may request a Special Examination. Requests must be submiteed within 48 hours after the scheduled examination. The request must be accompanied by an explanation of the circumstances that made it impossible for the student to write the examination at its originally scheduled time. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for more information.

Grades and GPA

Calculating Your GPA

Your grade point average (GPA) is based on values representing percentage ranges. You can calculate your gpa manually (see below);or use the gpa calculator at Acadia Central.

Grade

Grade Point Value Grade Grade Point Value

A+

4.00 C 2
A 4.00 C- 1.67
A- 3.67 D+ 1.33
B+ 3.33 D 1
B 3 D- .67
B- 2.67 F 0
C+ 2.33 W Withdraw

The grade point average is the sum of the grade points earned divided by the total credit hours. Multiply the grade point value by the credit hours. Here is an example.

Course Grade Value  Credit Hours x Grade Point Value Calculation
BIOL 1113 B- 3 3 x 2.67 8.01
ENGL 1006 C+ 6 6 x 2.33 13.98
PHYS 1013 F 3 3 x 0.00 0.00
KINE 186D A 1.5 1.5 x 4.00 6.00
TOTAL     13.5 credit hours 27.99

The grade point average of these courses is 2.07 (27.99/13.5).

At mid-year, courses that extend over two terms are considered as one-term courses, i.e. a 6h course is considered a 3h course and a 3h course extending over two semesters is considered a 1.5h course. Courses with a grade of 'W' do not affect your GPA. The credit hours of a course with a grade of 'F' are included in the total hours to be used for calculating a grade point average even though they are not included in the total hours earned.

Courses which have been repeated in 2001 Intersession or later, will have previous offerings of the course marked as repeated. The grade for a course marked as repeated is not included in the grade point average and the credit is not included in the total credit hours, although the course and grade will still appear on your transcript. The last course, rather than the highest grade, is always considered the course achieved.

Grading System
Percent Letter Grade Grade Point Value Grade Definition
94-100 A+ 4.00  
87-93 A 4.00 Excellent
80-86 A- 3.67  
77-79 B+ 3.33  
73-76 B 3.00 Good
70-72 B- 2.67  
67-69 C+ 2.33  
63-66 C 2.00 Average
60-62 C- 1.67  
57-59 D+ 1.33  
53-56 D 1.00 Pass
50-52 D- .67  
0-49 F 0.00 Fail