Grades in the U.S. are generally given on a scale of 0-100, with 100 being a perfect score, an A+. For undergraduate final course grades, these numbers are then converted to letter grades of F, D-, D, D+, C-, C, C+, B-, B, B+, A-, A, and
A+. The GPA (Grade Point Average) is then determined by assigning a 0-4 number to the letter (e.g. 4 = A+). For more details on the GPA, see the Grading System in the Bellarmine Course Catalog.
Each class will have a syllabus that details the grading standards of the instructor and what components will determine your grade. Participation in class, through attendance and discussion, is frequently part of your final grade. If you
have questions, discuss them with your instructor to make sure you understand their expectations.