Provost's Office

Academic Standards

The grading system and graduation requirements in effect at the time this Bulletin was published are set forth below. The college reserves the right to change its grading system, graduation requirements and course offerings.


Grading System

The grading scale of the College of Law is as follows: Letter Point Grade Value A - 4 B+ - 3.5 B - 3 C+ - 2.5 C - 2 D+ - 1.5 D - 1 F - 0 I - 0 IW - 0 W - 0

Except that Independent Writing I and II (Law Review) and Moot Court I and II shall be graded on the basis of : S (Satisfactory), which shall convey hours, but shall not affect the grade average; and U (Unsatisfactory), which shall not convey hours.

A grade of PR may be given for Legal Research Writing and Appellate Advocacy I or in a Seminar. The PR grade shall be removed no later than the end of the term following the term for which the grade was given.

Incomputing a student's cumulative average, there shall be included all hours of law work attempted in which he or she has received any grade other than W, IW, PR, S, or an I, which is still subject to removal.

Nocredit is given for any course unless the student receives a point value of one or more in that course. Adjusted grade point averages are based on all course work attempted at any law school, whether or not completed successfully.


Eligibility to Continue

A full-time student who has a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0 at the end of the first term is academically deficient. Any student who at the end of any academic year fails to have a cumulative 2.0 grade point average for all law work attempted is dismissed from the college.

A part-time student who has a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0 at the end of any term before the completion of the second year of the part-time program is academically deficient. Any such student who, at the end of the second year of the part-time program or at the end of any academic year thereafter, has a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0 for all law work undertaken is dismissed from the college.

Any student, full-time or part-time, who has been dismissed from the college for failure to meet the academic standards but who has been readmitted upon petition to the Academic Policy Committee is placed on academic probation when readmitted.

Last Updated: 3/22/15