University of Mississippi Adopts Plus/Minus Grading Scale
The University administration recently approved a plan for implementing the previously adopted plus/minus grading scale. The grade scale, which will be implemented in Fall 2011 for all undergraduate and graduate courses, is as follows:
As a matter of principle, it is always an instructor’s prerogative to decide whether to use +/- grades or not. However, this will be the official university scale. Instructors will be strongly encouraged to include a careful description of a course’s grading scale in the syllabus.
There are some course or program prerequisites that require a minimum grade, typically stated such as the following example: “minimum grade of C or better.” Those prerequisites will not be changed by the new grading scale unless otherwise modified by the relevant College or school.
For further information, contact the Registrar’s office at 915-7792.