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Exams — Grading & Schedules

Written examinations are given at the end of each semester in most courses. The predominant form of examination calls for an essay response. Essay examination papers are generally returned to students after grades are recorded. A student who fails to take examinations in a course will receive a grade of "F" for the course unless the absence was excused in advance by the Dean of Students or Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Absences are approved in cases of emergency. If excused, the student will be permitted to take the examination at a later time. Further information regarding examinations are available in the Grading and Advancement Committee Rules, Regulations and Procedures (pdf).

Graduate Students should consult the Graduate Grading and Advancement Rules (pdf).

Color-coded Assignment & Exam Calendar

The grading system of the School of Law is as follows:

Letter Grade Grade points per unit
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
F 0.00 and no unit credit


Certain courses have been designated as "honors/pass/no credit/fail." These are designated in the course descriptions section of this catalogue as "P/F." The grade "Honors" is awarded for work performed at a superior level. The grade "Pass" is given to work performed at an acceptable level; "No Credit" is given for work performed between the "C" to "D" range; failing work receives a grade of "F."