Registrar - Grading Scales

The university uses the numerical grading scale below; letter grades are not used.

Undergraduate Grades (effective Fall 2007)

Fitchburg State Grade

Letter Grade Equivalency

100% Point Equivalency

4.0 A 95 - 100
3.7 A- 92 - 94
3.5 A- / B+ 89 - 91
3.3 B+ 86 - 88
3.0 B 83 - 85
2.7 B- 80 - 82
2.5 B- / C+ 77 - 79
2.3 C+ 74 - 76
2.0 C 71 - 73
1.7 C- 69 - 70
1.5 C- / D+ 67 - 68
1.3 D+ 64 - 66
1.0 D 60 - 63
0.0 F 0 - 59

Graduate Grades (effective Fall 2007)

Fitchburg State Grade

Letter Grade Equivalency

100% Point Equivalency

4.0 A 95 - 100
3.7 A- 92 - 94
3.5 A- / B+ 89 - 91
3.3 B+ 86 - 88
3.0 B 83 - 85
2.7 B- 80 - 82
2.5 B- / C+ 77 - 79
2.3 C+ 74 - 76
2.0 C 71 - 73
0.0 F 0-70

Undergraduate Grades (prior to Fall 2007)

4.0 - Excellent
3.5 - Very good
3.0 - Good
2.5 - Above average
2.0 - Average
1.5 - Below average but passing
1.0 - Well below average but passing
0.0 - Failing

Graduate Grades (prior to Fall 2007)

4.0 - Superior
3.5 - Good
3.0 - Good
2.5 - Passing
2.0 - Passing
0.0 – Failure