Release of School of Law Grades

The School of Law Registrar processes final grades as they are submitted by faculty. The posting and release of all grades will be deferred until an assigned date after the exam period has ended.

Grades will be made available to students via the Internet during the grading period. When all grades are final, a grade report is generated for each student. Transcripts are available as grades are posted.

A notation of "Highest Grade" will be posted to the transcripts of students who achieve the highest grade in any law course. These students will also receive the CALI Award during the awards ceremony held at the School of Law every spring. CALI's presented at the spring ceremony are for outstanding academic performance during the spring and summer terms of the previous academic year and fall term of the current academic year.

Academic Standing Policy

Students whose cumulative grade-point average is 2.2 or higher are in good standing.

A student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.30 or higher to be eligible to participate in the Two-Year J.D. Program.

Upper-level students must have at least 2.7 cumulative grade point average in order to participate in an Independent Study, Directed Reading, and a 2.5 to take courses away at another law school.

First year students with a cumulative grade point average below a 2.5 at the end of their first semester in law school shall be required during their second semester at the law school to enroll in the course entitled, "Elements of Legal Analysis" and shall be required to defer enrollment in the Constitutional Law course until the next regularly scheduled offering of the course.

Academic Probation


Any student whose cumulative GPA at the end of any regular semester is below 2.2, but who is eligible to continue studies in the School of Law (whether under terms of these academic standards or by virtue of readmission), is on academic probation.

First Year Students

If you are a first year student and on academic probation (less than a 2.2 grade point average) after the first semester, you will be dropped from Constitutional Law and placed in Elements of Legal Analysis.  In addition, students on academic probation at the end of their first semester in law school must meet with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for academic counseling.

Academic Dismissal Standards

A student will be dismissed if:

  • His or her grade-point average (GPA) is less than l.80 at the end of the first semester of law school study.
  • His or her cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 at the end of the first year of law school study.
  • Failure to make progress, while on probation, towards a 2.2 as defined in the policy manual.
  • His or her cumulative GPA is less than 2.2 at the end of the fourth semester or any subsequent semester.
  • Any student not in good academic standing, cumulative GPA of 2.2, by the end of the fourth semester of study will be academically dismissed.

Mandatory Grading Norms

In Credit Type A courses, the grades in with enrollment of 25 and over must meet the applicable mandatory mean:

  • First-Year Courses 2.80 +/-.05 (2.75 - 2.85)
  • Upper-Level Courses 3.00 +/- (2.95 - 3.05)

For a complete discussion of the mandatory mean, please refer to the Policy Manual section C.,11,b (Mandatory Grading Norms).

Course Credit Types and Grading System

Course Credit Type A: Substantive, grading course (A, B, C, etc)
Course Credit Type B: Exceptional, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory (no credit awarded)
Course Credit Type C: Credit, No Credit

Grade Quality Point Explanation
  Course Credit Type A
A+ 4.3 Exceptional
A 4.0 Superior
A- 3.7 Excellent
B+ 3.3 Good
B 3.0 Good
B- 2.7 Average
C+ 2.3 Pass
C 2.0 Pass
C- 1.7 Below Average; Pass
D+ 1.3 Below Average; Pass
D 1.0 Poor; Pass
F 0.0 Failure
  Course Credit Type B  
EX 0.0 Exceptional; Pass
S 0.0 Satisfactory; Pass
U 0.0 Unsatisfactory; No Credit
  Course Credit Type C  
CR 0.0 Credit
NC 0.0 No Credit
  Miscellaneous Grading Notations  
I 0.0 Incomplete
W 0.0 Withdrawn
P 0.0 Course in Progress
X 0.0 Audit (no credit)
N 0.0 No Grade Reported
K 0.0 Transfer Credit Awarded

Grade Distribution Reports

All documents are in PDF format.

Summer 2015 Upper-Level Courses
Summer 2015 First-Year Courses
Spring 2015 Upper-Level Courses
Srping 2015 First-Year Courses
Fall 2014 Upper-Level Courses

Fall 2014 First-Year Courses
Summer 2014 Upper-Level Courses
Summer 2014 First-Year Courses
Spring 2014 Upper-Level Courses
Spring 2014 First-Year Courses
Fall 2013 Upper-Level Courses
Fall 2013 First-Year Courses
Spring 2013 Upper-Level Courses
Spring 2013 First-Year Courses
Fall 2012 Upper-Level Courses
Fall 2012 First-Year Courses
Summer 2012 Upper-Level Courses
Summer 2012 First-Year Courses
Spring 2012 Upper-Level Courses
Spring 2012 First-Year Courses
Fall 2011 Upper-Level Courses
Fall 2011 First-Year Courses
Spring 2011 Upper-Level Courses
Spring 2011 First-Year Courses
Summer 2011 Upper-Leve Courses
Summer 2011 First-Year Courses

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