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Oregon Law awards the following grades, each with an assigned numerical value, that are used in calculating a student’s grade point average (“GPA”).

A+A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D+

D

F

4.304.00

3.70

3.30

3.00

2.70

2.30

2.00

1.70

1.30

1.00

0.00

 

Definitions used to determine each grade are:

A: Exceptional honors level work, equivalent to a recommendation to the national law school honorary society, Order of the Coif. 
B: Good work, at a level distinctly above that of normal professional competence. 
C: Professional, competent work, which convinces the instructor that the student can be recommended to the public as being reasonably capable of dealing with client and public problems in the area of study. 
D: Unsatisfactory work, which is not at the level required for ordinary professional competence, but which demonstrates enough potential for improvement that the student could reasonably be expected to achieve such a level by conscientious self-study. 
F: Failing work, which reflects an extremely low level of learning and ability in the area of study. 
+: Performance above the category to which the + is appended but, in the cases of B+, C+ and D+, not sufficiently above to merit a grade of the next higher category. 
-: Performance below the category to which the (-) is appended but, in the cases of A-, B- and C-, not sufficiently below to merit a grade of the next lower category. 

 

Pass/No Pass grades. In courses graded on a P/N basis, (a) grades of N (no pass) will count in the student’s GPA as 0.00 points for the number of credits attempted, and (b) grades of P (pass) do not figure into the student’s GPA, but the number of credits for which P grades were received will count toward graduation requirements, subject to limitations.

Computations. For purposes of class ranking, academic standards and otherwise, all cumulative and semester GPAs will be computed to hundredths of an integer, without rounding the thousandths digit. For example, GPAs of 2.251 and 2.259 will both be recorded as 2.25.


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