Grading System

Lindenwood University operates under the 4.0 grading system. The grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of semester hours attempted. An A carries four quality points; thus, a course worth three semester hours in which a student earned an A would merit a total of 12 quality points. A grade of B carries three quality points; a grade of C carries two quality points; and a grade of D carries one quality point. A grade of F or AF (attendance failure) carries no quality points and no credit. Only grades earned at Lindenwood are used in computing the GPA.

A grade of A represents work of outstanding quality; it indicates that the student has shown initiative, skill, and thoroughness and has displayed originality in thinking. A grade of B is awarded for work of high quality, well above average. The grade of C indicates average work and satisfactory completion of course requirements. The grade of D indicates minimally satisfactory completion of course requirements. A grade of F or AF indicates unsatisfactory coursework, and no credit is given.

Note: Honors courses will indicate in the course title that the student completed the course for honors credit and/or the student will receive an AH which equals a grade of A with Honors.