What is your school's grading scale like? - page 3

Just curious what other schools grading scales are like. I'm in an RN program. 94-100= A 93-89= B 82-88= C Anything under an 82% even an 81.9999999 is failing :(... Read More

  1. by   psu_213
    Quote from vc01ca
    Just curious what other schools grading scales are like.

    I'm in an RN program.

    94-100= A
    93-89= B
    82-88= C

    Anything under an 82% even an 81.9999999 is failing

    It has been a couple of years since I graduated, so I don't remember the exact numbers, but my school had a scale similar to this, and you needed a B or better to move on (which, in my mind, is a very fair policy). They were considering adding that a D or worse on any test meant you would not pass the course, regardless of your overall average.
  2. by   NicuRN628
    I'm in an accelerated RN program, it's the same as the BSN program here also.

    A 95-100
    A- 93-94
    B+ 90-92
    B 87-89
    B- 85-86
    C+ 81-84
    C 77-80

    Anything below that is failing. You may retake one course throughout the program. If you get a C- or lower in two classes you are kicked out of the program. There is no curving either.
  3. by   Meriwhen
    80-86 = C (lowest passing grade)
    87-93 = B
    94-100 = A

    70-79 = C
    80-89 = B
    90-100 = A

    No rounding up the first time and no rounding up now. 89.9 is a B. 89.99 is a B. Only at 90.0 does it become an A.
  4. by   applewhitern
    94-100=A. 90-93=B. 84-89=C. An 83 was a big fat F. We also took a math test at the beginning of every semester, and you could only miss one. Missed two, and you were not allowed back in the program.
  5. by   akulahawkRN
    I'm in an ADN program. The grading system is basically this:

    90-100% = A
    89-80% = B
    75-79% = C
    < 75% = F

    There are no (+) or (-) grades. We are expected to maintain an average ≥ 75% grade in order to progress in the program. It's possible to "fail" an exam and still pass the course because of this. The program also has NCLEX-RN first exam pass rates that are usually between 98% and 100%. Don't let the "usual" grading scale fool you... the program is nowhere close to easy.
  6. by   PalmHarborMom
    Ours is
    A 93-100
    B 92-85
    C 84-77

    We do not have +/- and all of our grade in all but 2 classes in nursing school are just from exams. We do not have homework... either you learn the stuff or you don't. (but there is plenty of study material available) Community Health and Evidenced Based Practice we have papers that are due that are worth most of your grade.
  7. by   JessNZ
    Wow,I go to a Nursing School in New Zealand and our grading scale is very different.
    A+ 90-100
    A 85-89
    A- 80-84
    B+ 75-79
    B 70-74
    B- 65-69
    C+ 60-64
    C 55-59
    C- 50-54

    I have never understood why my Nursing school would allow someone with a pass rate of 50% to graduate, who wants a nurse that only knows 50% of the knowledge....
    All colleges and Universities use this grading scale or a very similar one
  8. by   MichiganRN13

    I could keep going on down to an F but anything below an 84% is basically failing. You can have a low grade here and there on assignments and quizzes and test but if your overall grade ended up at anything below an 84% then you failed that class. Do it twice and your out of the program. We also had drug calculation quizzes at the beginning of every term that you have to pass with 100% or you can't pass meds at clinical until that is achieved. Good times!!!!
  9. by   sweetf
    Anything less than a 73% considered failing. But my program is very vigorous and people still fail/drop out.