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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa uses letter grades, with pluses and minuses.
These grades are defined as follows:
|A+ / A / A– = excellent achievement||(4.0 / 4.0 / 3.7 points)|
|B+ / B / B– = above average||(3.3 / 3.0 / 2.7 points)|
|C+ / C / C– = average||(2.3 / 2.0 / 1.7 points)|
|D+ / D / D– = minimal passing||(1.3 / 1.0 / 0.7 points)|
|F = failure||(0 points)|
Pluses and minuses are used to indicate degrees of achievement either nearing the top or the bottom of a particular bracket.
The grade S (Satisfactory) is given for acceptable thesis work.
Only grades of A, B, and C, or “CR-Credit” for a 699 course, may be used to fulfill requirements for the MA in SLS.
If a student receives a grade of C, D, or F in a course and retakes that course to improve his/her grade, all grades will be included when computing the grade point ratio.
For information on the grade of I (incomplete), see Incompletes, this handbook.
All SLS 699s must be taken on a Credit-No Credit basis. (See Credit-No Credit, this handbook, for further information.)
IMPORTANT Any required course in the MA program (that is, the core courses) for which a student receives a grade less than a C must be retaken for a grade of C or better. Note: It is a Graduate Division requirement that a student must have a B average in all courses taken, and a B average in all graduate courses (600 and above) to remain in a graduate program and to receive a graduate degree.