Grading and Assessment Policy

The assessment measures the outcome of students’ learning in terms of knowledge acquired, understanding developed, and skills gained. The assessment strategies encompass diagnostic assessment (to provide an indicator of the student’s aptitude and preparedness for a program of study and identifies possible learning problems), summative assessment (to provide a measure of achievement or failure made in respect of the student’s performance in relation to the intended learning outcomes of the program of study) and formative assessment (to provide students with feedback on progress and informs development. However, it does not contribute to the overall assessment). Coursework is commented upon critically and constructively with written and verbal feedback accompanying the returned work in order to allow the students to improve their understanding and intellectual development.

 

Learning Assessment and Grading Policy

  • Written examination: which, may contain short-answer questions, essay-type questions and/or calculations
  • Assessed coursework (may include): problem solving, essay writing, multiple choice tests, essays and/or laboratory reports and research
  • The final grade for a course is out of 100 as following: 

Course Work

40%

Midterm Exam

20%

Final Exam

40%

Instructors should excuse absences of the above nature if the student follows the guidelines listed below. If possible, the instructor should allow the student to make up the class work or complete an alternative assignment.

A student who anticipates absences of this nature:

  • Must provide his or her instructors with a list of dates of expected absences by the end of the first week of class and discuss with each instructor the impact of such absences.
  • If the instructor deems that the absences will interfere with the student’s ability to successfully complete the objectives of the course, the student must seek to reduce the absences or withdraw from the course.

 

AFU Grading Scale

Percentage Grade

Letter Symbol

GPA Points

90 – 100

A

4.0

85 – 89

B+

3.5

80 – 84

B

3.0

75 – 79

C+

2.5

70 – 74

C

2.0

65 – 69

D+

1.5

60 – 64

D

1.0

Less than 60

F

0

 

Grade Point Average

Designation

Points

Excellent

3.60 – 4.00

Very Good

3.00 – 3.59

Good

2.50 – 2.99

Satisfactory

2.00 – 2.49

Unsatisfactory

Less than 2.00

 

Non-Numerical Grades

W

Withdraw Course

WF

Withdraw with Fail

FA

Fail for Absence

I

Incomplete

IP

In Progress

T

Transfer

P

Pass

 

 

General Rules and Regulations

  • The pass percentage for each course is 60% for an undergraduate course and 70% for a graduate course.
  • The academic load is the number of registered credit hours per student each semester.
  • Credits acquired by the student are based on the credits of the passed courses from the academic load registered. Repeated courses will be counted once toward the calculation of accumulated credit hours. The best achieved GPA will be used for calculating GPA.
  • The cumulative GPA calculation starts from the first semester for each student and is updated each semester till his/her graduation.
  • The semester GPA of the student is the weighted average of the grade points acquired in the courses passed in that specific semester. It is calculated as follows:

Semester GPA- is calculated by multiplying each course grade by thenumber of the course credit hours, and the total result is divided by the number of total credit hours registered by the student in the semester.

Cumulative GPA- is calculated by multiplying each course grade bythe number of the course credit hours, and the total result is divided by the number of total credit hours for all registered courses by the student in all previous semesters.