# Grading Scale - page 2

What is or was your nursing school grading scale? Ours is 77% for a C, 83% for a B and 93% for an A. A few students are upset because it seems to lessen our chances of going on to get accepted into... Read More

1. Mine is 93-100 for A, 85-92 for B, 78-84 for C. 77 or less is F.
2. hmmmm , now i am showing my age, i suppose.....when i went to hs 60 was passing....a D-....however one of the local private hs was 70....the knowledge gained was roughly the same.....ie the 60 was as hard to get at my school as the 70 was at the other.....
as was stated previously, any instructor who has the gall to state they have never given as A, is commenting on their own teaching, as much as the students performance....and should be told that very fact
3. At the community college where I am taking pre-req's the grading scale is
90% A
80%B
70% C
60% F

At the diploma nursing school I start in January, the scale is:

93%=A
87% = B
80%=C
Anything below is failing!
:stone
4. In the end a point or two will not make that much difference. Always try to do your best, regardless.
5. Mine looks like this:

A = 93 or >
A- = 90-92.9
B+ = 87-89.9
B = 84-86.9
B- = 81-83.9
C+ = 78-80.9
C = 75-77.9
C- = 72-74.9
D+ = 69-71.9
D = 66-68.9
D- = 63-65.9
F = <63

You must maintain a C average, or you're booted out of the nursing program. This grading scale is used throughout the university.
6. 92-100= A
89-91= B+
83-88= B
75-82= C

Below that, it doesn't matter, because we have to have at least a C to pass.

Ok, getting on soapbox--I don't see how the different grading scale helps that much...if anything, it's a pain in the butt, because the rest of our college is on the 90-100= A; 97-89= B+; 80-86= B, etc...I would rather see tougher admission standards, that way we wouldn't be weeding out people halfway through the semester. I don't see how the one point difference between a 74 and a 75 can make a person that much more capable of being a nurse, but hey, what do I know. BTW, this comes from someone with an extremely high GPA...I just hate seeing people that would make intelligent, well-rounded nurses "weeded out" because of a point. If the curriculum is appropriately challenging, I don't see why there needs to be a tougher grading scale to accompany it.
7. At my tech. school where I am a 2nd semester nursing student our grading scale is as follows:
A 94-100
A- 92-93
B+ 90-91
B 86-89
B- 84-85
C+ 82-83
C 80-81
F <80

Pretty strict but we have a very high rate of passing the NCLEX
8. My school grades as follows:
A+ 95-100 4.0
A 90-94 3.66
B+ 85-89 3.33
B 80-84 3.0
Anything below an 80 is a failure.

You are allowed to fail and then retake one class during your two years, which includes an intensive 5 week, 24 hour/week summer med surg clinical. If you fail a second class, you are out of the program with no chance to reapply.

Our school has had a 100% NCLEX passing rate for the past two years!

Beth
Last edit by Montessori Mommy on Nov 3, '06
9. Mine is--
100-93: A
92-90: A-
89-87: B+
86-83: B
82-80:B
79-77: C+
76-75:C
anything below here not passing
74-70:C-
69-60<-- I could not figure out why was showing up, until I realized a : + a D would make that face, lol. I meant a D, not a !
Below 60:F

My high schools was, A's (I don't remember the range like - or +) 100-92, B's 91-83, C's 82-74, D's 73-65, 64 and under is failing. At first when I got to college I thought the grading system was going to be better because an 80 would could as a B or a 90 would count as an A, but then again a 74 is also failing!

Oh yeah, and you can also get one letter grade less than C, and then after that you are out. That is pretty scary!
Last edit by slou! on Nov 3, '06
10. Quote from LinZ_956
Ok, getting on soapbox--I don't see how the different grading scale helps that much...if anything, it's a pain in the butt, because the rest of our college is on the 90-100= A; 97-89= B+; 80-86= B, etc...I would rather see tougher admission standards, that way we wouldn't be weeding out people halfway through the semester. I don't see how the one point difference between a 74 and a 75 can make a person that much more capable of being a nurse, but hey, what do I know. BTW, this comes from someone with an extremely high GPA...I just hate seeing people that would make intelligent, well-rounded nurses "weeded out" because of a point. If the curriculum is appropriately challenging, I don't see why there needs to be a tougher grading scale to accompany it.
I agree with that so much! I hate that I could get a 74.56% and that would be FAILING, but if I got a 75 it would suddenly be all OK!
11. a + 98-100
a 95-97
a - 90-94
b + 88-89
b 85-87
b - 80-84
c + 78-79
c 75-77
c- 70-74

anything below a c is failing. tests = 60% of grade. final is 40% you can repeat one class if you receive a failing mark. if you fail a second class you are out of the program.

this is for my school in ny. (kingsborough)
12. at drexel U we have a plus/minus system.

A+
97-100
A
93-96
A-
90-92
B+
87-89
B
83-86
B-
80-82
C+
77-79

<76 = Failure
13. The grading scale in my BSN program is:
95-100 A
91-94 B+
87-90 B
84-86 C+
80-83 C
C is required to pass.