School of Nursing and Health Studies

Grading Policy

Grading policy
 

Academic grading scale

The School of Nursing and Health Studies uses the grading scale below for the School's coursework for both graduate and undergraduate students, including Nursing (BNURS), Health Studies (BHS) and Health Electives (BHLTH). The University of Washington establishes correspondence between the 4.0 scale and letter grades for Graduate and Undergraduate coursework. 

The School of Nursing and Health Studies undergraduate students must earn no less than a 2.0 in core coursework (BNURS or BHS courses) leading to a degree.  (For Health Studies majors, a 1.7 in Statistics is required.)

The School of Nursing and Health Studies graduate students must earn no less than a 2.7 in courses leading to a degree and maintain a quarterly and cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 per the Graduate School memorandum No. 19.

Rounding of scores

Rounding raw scores up or down, is at the discretion of each faculty member. Questions about grading policies should be directed to the faculty member. For questions regarding specific course grading, students should review the course syllabus and communicate directly with the faculty member of the course.

School grading scale

Numerical Grade (4.0 Scale)

Percentage of Earned Points

4.0

99-100%

3.9

97-98%

3.8

95-96%

3.7

93-94%

3.6

91-92%

3.5

89-90%

3.4

87-88%

3.3

85-86%

3.2

83-84%

3.1

81-82%

3.0

80%

2.9

79%

2.8

78%

2.7

77%

2.6

76%

2.5

75%

2.4

74%

2.3

73%

2.2

72%

2.1

71%

2.0

70%

1.9

69%

1.8

68%

1.7

67%

1.6

66%

1.5

65%

1.4

64%

1.3

63%

1.2

62%

1.1

61%


Revised and approved:  Autumn 2018