Trinity Western University

Graduate Program in Leadership (M.A.) and in Educational Leadership (M.A.)

M.A. in Leadership Grading Policy

Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 95–100 4.3 Exceptionally well-reasoned, compelling development of position. Makes an original contribution and is potentially publishable.
A 90–94 4.0 Well-argued and convincing development of position. Notably appropriate examples. Excellent insight, critical, analytic, and evaluative ability, and creativity.
A- 85–89 3.7 Thorough and plausible development of position. Skillful incorporation of personal vision as well as of references and resources. Very good examples. Very good insight, analytic and evaluative ability, and creativity.
B+ 80–84 3.3 Proficient development of position. Appropriate incorporation of personal vision as well as of references and resources. Relevant examples. Good quality insight, analytic and evaluative ability, and creativity. Clear and correct style and language usage.
B 75–79 3.0 Competent development of position, but possibly with some gaps and/or limitations. Satisfactory incorporation of personal vision as well as of references and resources. Satisfactory examples. Generally satisfactory style and language usage, but possibly with some minor flaws.
B- 70–74 2.7 Passable but unimpressive development of position. Position not completely consistent with personal vision or references and resources not taken fully into account or examples are basic or not completely convincing. Overall quality shows noticeable deficiencies.
C <70 2.0 Unacceptable work at graduate level. Shows lack of understanding and/or competence in several of the criteria described above. This grade is a failing grade at the graduate level; students receiving a “C” course grade are required to retake the course.

P = Pass (not calculated into cumulative GPA)

F = Failure and 0 Grade Points (GP); Used in pass/fail courses.

Failure at a graduate level is anything below B-.
Note: Faculty members choosing not to adopt this system are obliged to indicate their alternative grading system on their course syllabus.

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