NCU Catalog - April 2018 
    Feb 01, 2023  
NCU Catalog - April 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Performance Grade Scale

Grades are based on the faculty member’s academic judgment that the student has demonstrated a specified level of performance based on objective and subjective evaluations such as papers, presentations, assignments, examinations, projects, and discussions. Students are graded according to their individual performance in the course and not on a curve. Students are not compared with each other to determine a grade or performance ranking. Criteria for awarding grades for achievement may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparation of assignments, including accuracy, legibility and promptness;

  • Contribution to faculty member-student discussions;

  • Demonstrated understanding of concepts on exams, papers, assignments, etc.;

  • Application of skills and principles to new and real-life situations;

  • Organization, presentation, and professionalism of written and oral reports;

  • Originality and reasoning ability demonstrated in working through assignments; and

  • Meeting minimum standards for all rubric criteria on the required deliverable

Grade points are assigned to academic performance grades as indicated and are used to calculate a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for each student:

All Courses Undergraduate Courses Only
A = 4.00 C- = 1.66
A- = 3.66 D+ = 1.33
B+ = 3.33 D = 1.00
B = 3.00  
B- = 2.66  
C+ = 2.33  
C = 2.00  
F = 0.00  
S = N/A  
U = N/A  


  • S (Satisfactory) denotes satisfactory progress in a course but does not contribute to the calculation of GPA

  • U (Unsatisfactory) denotes unsatisfactory progress in a course but does not contribute to the calculation of GPA