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Grading Policy

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Publié le jeudi 12 novembre 2015

 

Tunis Business School Grading Policy

 

Students must complete all required work for each course in which they are enrolled. All TBS courses are graded on a plus/minus system, from A to F.

The grade point average (GPA) is computed at the end of every semester based on the scale of 4.0, including the following: A (4.0); A‐ (3.7); B+ (3.3); B (3.0); B‐ (2.7); C+ (2.3); C (2.0); C‐ (1.7); D+ (1.3); D (1.0), and F (0.0).

Students must obtain a grade of D or better to earn credit in any course.  In other words, a grade of D is needed to complete AND pass any course.

 

Grades from the courses taken under P/F policy are not counted in the computation of GPA

1 - Dean's Honor List

The Dean’s Honor List certificate is awarded annually to students who have achieved a combined GPA of 3.7 or more for the Fall and Spring semesters of the school year, provided that the student received “C” or above in all of his/her courses during these two semesters.  A student who has received a sanction or sanctions during his/her ongoing academic year is not eligible for the Dean’s List.

 

2 - Graduation Honors

Graduation honors are based on the cumulative GPA at the time of graduation:

·         Summa Cum Laude    3.80‐4.00 cumulative GPA

·         Magna Cum Laude    3.60‐3.79 cumulative GPA

·         Cum Laude                 3.40‐3.59 cumulative GPA

Honors are given according to the Latin honors designate:  With highest praise-Summa Cum Laude; With great praise-Magna Cum Laude; With praise-Cum Laude.  A student who has received a sanction or sanctions is not eligible for these honors.

3 - Failing Grades

An F grade in a course will permanently remain on the student’s transcript.  The F grade will be factored in when calculating a student’s GPA in cases where the “forgiveness policy” is not applied. (See VI.5)

4 – Repeating Courses

A student who receives a grade of F in a course must retake that course. 

5 – Forgiveness Policy

Under this policy, a TBS student may improve his/her undergraduate cumulative GPA by repeating a maximum of four courses in which a grade of “F” was received.  After completing the repeat course, students may request that the new grade replace the “F” grade in the calculation of his/her cumulative (GPA).

The forgiveness policy may be used a maximum of four (4) times, only once for any course. In other words, the student may use the forgiveness policy for four different courses.

The transcript will show both the original grade and the course repeat grade, but only the grade points and credit hours earned in the repeated courses will be counted toward degree completion and averaged into the student’s cumulative GPA.

Once a course grade is declared forgiven, the decision is irrevocable.  It is the student’s responsibility to notify the administration that he/she has applied for the forgiveness policy to a repeated course.  The process is not automatic.

In accordance with the TBS Code of Conduct, any course grade of F for academic misconduct and/or dishonesty is not eligible for replacement under the forgiveness policy.

6 - Graduation Index Requirement

For a Bachelor's degree, the required minimum cumulative grade point average is 2.0 over 4.0 (2.000 / 4.000).  The cumulative GPA represents an average of all final grades individual students earned from the time they first enrolled in a school to the completion of their degree program.

7 - Academic Probation

Students whose cumulative grade point average (CGPA) falls below 2.0 are placed on academic probation at the end of a semester.  Students on academic probation are NOT eligible to choose a Major and a Minor.

·         Removal of academic probation: Academic probation will be removed at the end of any semester in which the student attains at least a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

·         Dismissal: A student cannot be on academic probation for more than two consecutive semesters.  Any student who fails to remove his/her academic probation by the end of the second semester on probation is academically dismissed from TBS. 

·         Reinstatement after dismissal: The Scientific Board may allow a student a one semester extension on academic probation in the case he/she has shown substantive progress during the regular academic probation period.  No further extension is possible.

8 – Transferred Courses Grades

Students that have taken courses in other accredited higher education institutions can transfer the credits from these courses upon receiving the approval of the school.  Transfer credit is awarded for courses in which a grade of “C” or higher has been earned.  Only courses that integrate into the academic program of TBS can be transferred.  The grades earned at other institutions are not calculated in the student’s grade-point average earned at TBS.

 


 

9 – Grading Scale

 

The grading scale adopted by the school is:

 

Scale (out of 100)

TBS Grading Scale

Grade Point

Scale (over 20)

Grade > 90

A

4.0

Grade ≥ 16.00

87 Grade  < 90

A-

3.7

15.00 ≤ Grade < 16.00

83 ≤ Grade  < 87

B+

3.3

14.00 ≤ Grade < 15.00

80 ≤ Grade  < 83

B

3.0

13.00 ≤ Grade < 14.00

77 ≤ Grade  < 80

B-

2.7

12.00 ≤ Grade < 13.00

73≤ Grade   < 77

C+

2.3

11.00 ≤ Grade < 12.00

70 ≤ Grade  < 73

C

2.0

10.00 ≤ Grade < 11.00

67 ≤ Grade  < 70

C-

1.7

9.00 ≤ Grade < 10.00

65 ≤ Grade  < 67

D+

1.3

8.50 ≤ Grade < 9.00

60 ≤ Grade  < 65

D

1.0

8.00 ≤ Grade < 8.50

Grade < 60

F

0.0

Grade < 8.00

 

Please note that there is no linear correlation between the scale of 20 and the scale of 100.  The scale of 20 is based on the Tunisian education system.  The scale of 100 is based on the US education system.

10 - Academic Progress

To maintain satisfactory progress at TBS, students are expected to:

·         attend their classes;

·         maintain a minimum semester GPA of 2.0; and

·         maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

 

 

 

 

11 – Class Attendance

Students are expected to attend all of their classes.  Non-attendance or frequent absences may result in a lower, or failing grade.  Any absence during the exam results in a grade of 0.

12 - How to Calculate the GPA

Students receive grades for each course. Each course has a number of credit hours (credits) that will be the equivalent of coefficients (weights).  To calculate the GPA, see the following examples:

Example I: In this case, the student has 4 courses this semester, 3 of them have 3 credits each and one course has one credit. At the end of the semester, the student has received the following grades:

  • Grade B in course W (3 credits)
  • Grade A- in course X (3 credits)
  • Grade D in course Y (3 credits)
  • Grade B+ in course Z (1 credit)

The GPA is calculated as follows:

Total Grade Points = Sum of (Grade * Credits) = (B*3) + (A-*3) + (D*3) + (B+*1) =

(3.0*3) + (3.7*3) + (1.0*3) + (3.3*1.0) = 26.40

Total Registered Credits = 3+3+3+1 = 10

GPA = Total Grade Points / Total Credits = 26.4/10 = 2.64

The student’s GPA is 2.64 and because all grades are D or above, the student receives all of the credits taken during the semester.

Example II: In this case, the student has the same number of courses as the example above but different grades.  At the end of the semester, the student has received the following grades:

  • Grade C+ in course W (3 credits)
  • Grade F in course X (3 credits)
  • Grade A in course Y (3 credits)
  • Grade B+ in course Z (1 credit)

The GPA is calculated as follows:

 

Total Grade Points = Sum of (Grade * Credits) = (C+*3) + (F*3) + (A*3) + (B+*1) =

(2.3*3) + (0*3) + (4.0*3) + (3.3*1.0) = 22.20

Total Registered Credits = 3+3+3+1 = 10

GPA = Total Grade Points / Total Credits = 22.2/10 = 2.22

The student’s GPA is 2.22.  However, the student has received a grade of “F” in course X.  Therefore, the student needs to retake course X even though his/her GPA is greater than 2.0.  The student receives only 7 credits out of 10 in this semester.

Example III: In this case, at the end of the Fall semester the student has earned the following grades:

  • Grade D+ in course W (3 credits)
  • Grade C  in course X (3 credits)
  • Grade D in course Y (6 credits)
  • Grade C- in course Z (1 credit)

GPA is calculated as follows:

Total Grade Points = Sum of (Grade * Credits) = (D+*3) + (C*3) + (D*6) + (C-*1) =

(1.3*3) + (2.0*3) + (1.0*6) + (1.7*1.0) = 17.60

Total Registered Credits = 3+3+6+1 = 13

GPA = Total Grade Points / Total Credits = 17.60/13 = 1.35

Because the course grades are D or higher, the student earns the 13 credits; even so, his GPA is less than 2.0.

Let's assume that, prior to the Fall semester, this student has a cumulative GPA of 2.00 along with a total of 28 registered credits.  The cumulative GPA of this student at the end of the Fall semester is computed as follows:

Cumulative GPA = [(2.0*28) + 17.60] / (28 + 13) = 1.79

As a result, the student is placed on Academic Probation since the cumulative GPA is below 2.00.  In this case, the student would be required to improve his cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher the next semester. 

 

In conclusion, to maintain satisfactory progress at TBS, students are expected to follow the instructions on section 10.

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