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Grading Policies

Grade Distribution Policy

Please see the Academic Bulletin for complete information.

GRADING SCALE

The grading scale for all students is as follows:

GRADE       GPA
A+ 4.00
A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.0
F 0.0  Failure

The A+ grade denotes a level of performance that is truly exceptional.

CALI Award Winners

Duquesne University School of Law participates in the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards program which recognizes law students with excellent achievement in their studies. The award is given to the student with the highest grade in the class as determined by the professor. CALI award winners receive a printed certificate and a permanent URL VirtualAward on the CALI website. Once the certificates are mailed to our office, we place them in the student folders.