Grading System

Grading System at Unaizah College of Medicine:

Grading at UCM will be conducted according to Qassim University rules and regulations for examination process and result.

The weight of grade of each exam component i.e. MCQs, OSPE, OSCE, Clinical skills, Labs, TBL etc. differ from course to course, but in general class work score must not be less than 30 percent of the final course grade (range between 30% to 50%).

 The grades earned by students in each course are calculated in a scale of 5:00 as follows:

 

 Percentage

Grade Significance

Grade code

GPA

(out of 5.0)

95 – 100

Exceptional

A+

5.00

90 – 94

Excellent

A

4.75

85 – 89

Superior

B+

4.50

80 – 84

Very Good

B

4.00

75 – 79

Above Average

C+

3.50

70 – 74

Good

C

3.00

65 – 69

High Pass

D+

2.50

60 – 64

Pass

D

2.00

Less than 60

Fail

F

1.00

 

The general grade assigned to the cumulative GPA at the time of the student’s graduation is based on his/her cumulative GPA and calculated as follows:

1. Excellent—if the cumulative GPA is no less than 4.50 out of 5.00, or 3.50 out of 4.00.

2. Very good—if the cumulative GPA is 3.75 or higher but less than 4.50 (out of 5.00), or 2.75 or higher but less than 3.50 (out of 4.00).

3. Good—if the cumulative GPA is 2.75 or higher but less than 3.75 (out of 5.00), or 1.75 or higher but less than 2.75 (out of 4.00).

4. Pass—if the cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher but less than 2.75 (out of 5.00), or 1.00 or higher but less than 1.75 (out of 4.00).