Grades

IMPORTANT!
In order to serve our academic community more effectively and safely, Acadia is upgrading our student information system database and its user interfaces. The student information system will be frozen from July 16 to August 2, with a planned 'go-live' date for the new system of August 3.

The Office of the Registrar will be closed July 19th, reopening August 3rd.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to serving our community with enhanced functionality very soon.

Mid-term grades

Five days before the last day to drop a course without penalty, instructors are to inform their students of their course standing so that students can seek advice from their advisors if they feel it necessary. Instructors are to have available an indication of the relative standing of each student for the use of the Dean should such information be requested.

Release of grades to students

Instructors are requested not to give any information regarding mid-year or final grades to students. Students should obtain final grades from the Registrar's Office only, through Acadia Central.

Submission of Grades

Grades must be entered in the Course Information Portal at Acadia Central.

Instructors are to provide the Registrar's Office with student grades, both at mid-year and at the final examination. The final grades shall be based on both the class standing and the grade obtained on the final examination.

Grading System

Letter Grade Grade Point Value
A+ 4.33
A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.00
D- .67
F 0.00

Faculty members have full autonomy to create rubrics and scoring metrics or to conduct assessment/analysis as they see fit to arrive at a grade, including internal use of percentages, but the final grade to be submitted will only be in letter format.

In cases where a faculty member uses a grading scheme out of 100 (%) to calculate a final letter grade, that information will be contained in the course syllabus and communicated to students.

Grade Conversion Table for Courses that Use Numerics to Arrive at a Final Official Letter Grade

Letter Grade Numeric Value
A+ 90-100
A 85-89
A- 80-84
B+ 77-79
B 73-76
B- 70-72
C+ 67-69
C 63-66
C- 60-62
D+ 57-59
D 53-56
D- 50-52
F <50