22. Grading System and Definitions of Honors, High Pass, Pass, Fail

The grading metric for YSN is the following:

92 – 100 = Honors
83 – 91 = High Pass
74 – 82 = Pass
73 and below = Fail

Honors

Superior graduate level performance.  Superior performance is maintained with new or complex material.  Consistently demonstrates complete and accurate understanding and application of knowledge and skills. Synthesizes and integrates data from relevant disciplines and evidence-based sources to make decisions.  Independently and appropriately initiates and follows through with learning opportunities.

High Pass

Above average graduate level performance.  Deals with new or complex material when periodic consultation is given. Demonstrates conceptual and accurate understanding and application of theoretical knowledge and skills. Uses information from relevant disciplines and evidence-based sources when developing a database or making decisions, but does not always achieve synthesis and true integration.  Follows suggestions about opportunities  that will enhance learning.

Pass

Meets requirements as derived from course objectives.  Demonstrates adequate understanding and application of theoretical knowledge and skill.

Fail

Does not meet requirements as derived from course objectives.

Pass/Fail

The Pass/Fail option applies to selected courses, and all students enrolled in the course will receive these marks. Individual students may not receive a grade for the course.

Approved by Executive Committee 5/25/90
Reviewed and updated by Executive Council 4/20/2016