oh geez

  1. Heard that my program is thinking about raising their grading scale AGAIN !!

    Right now it's

    94-100 %- A
    87-93 %- B
    80-86 %- C

    I'm curious as to how much more they can raise it !!
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   Rena RN 2003
    wow! that's a little tougher scale than mine. i can't imagine if they raised it even more!

    will this apply to you if it changes before you finish?
  4. by   Mkue
    that's a good question Rena, I'm thinking that it will, but maybe I should wait to get upset until I know for sure.. I just don't see how much higher an "A" can go...

    I just missed an "A" on a Pharm test.. got a 93.3.
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    wow! i am waiting to hear more.

    ours is, [75-79-c] [80-89-b] [90-100-a] .
  6. by   Mkue
    originally posted by lpn,future, rn
    wow! i am waiting to hear more.

    ours is, [75-79-c] [80-89-b] [90-100-a] .
    i like yours much better !!:d :chuckle
  7. by   dianthe1013
    Ours is in-between. LOL

    A - 93-100
    B - 84-92
    C - 75-83

    Anything below that is, of course, failing. Or, as they refer to it, "unacceptable."

    Donna
  8. by   CountrifiedRN
    94-100 %- A
    87-93 %- B
    80-86 %- C

    That is the same grading scale my school uses. I can't imagine it being any higher!
  9. by   kimmicoobug
    Wow! They just raised ours, but not like that. Ours is
    94-100=A
    91-93=A-
    88-90=B+
    84-88=B
    81-83=B-
    75-80=C

    Now, why in the world would they want to raise the scale. What if you had a bad semester or quarter and got like a 79.4. But the next quarter you pulled it to a B+. But then again, I guess this would motivate a student to work harder.
  10. by   globalRN
    In our MS graduate program: 93% would have been an A-, 94% is an A.
    Sometimes, even with that grading, they will still grade on a curve. In one course, Pharmacology...the highest overall total coursemark was 87% for 220<>200 students. No, it wasn't my score but I had the second highest and I got an 'A' for pharmacology.
    So, I do think that schools also look at the bell curve and the overall difficulty of the exam.
    Another thing, don't agonize over marks too much...life is too short. I have never had any interviewer ask me my GPA for my undergrad or grad degree.
  11. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by dianthe1013
    Ours is in-between. LOL

    A - 93-100
    B - 84-92
    C - 75-83

    Anything below that is, of course, failing. Or, as they refer to it, "unacceptable."

    Donna
    I kinda like yours too !
  12. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by kimmicoobug
    Wow! They just raised ours, but not like that. Ours is
    94-100=A
    91-93=A-
    88-90=B+
    84-88=B
    81-83=B-
    75-80=C

    Now, why in the world would they want to raise the scale. What if you had a bad semester or quarter and got like a 79.4. But the next quarter you pulled it to a B+. But then again, I guess this would motivate a student to work harder.
    Your grading scale seems more fair to me.. I'm curious to see how much mine will be raised
  13. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by globalRN
    I have never had any interviewer ask me my GPA for my undergrad or grad degree.

    That is true Global. What bothers me is that I think the school is trying to make money off of the students, allowing them to take courses over if they don't pass the first time.

  14. by   babynursewannab
    originally posted by lpn,future, rn
    wow! i am waiting to hear more.

    ours is, [75-79-c] [80-89-b] [90-100-a] .

    that's exactly what ours is too.

    -alyssa

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