The Dominican House of Studies

Grades and Honors

Grading Scale

A 4.0 96-100%
A- 3.75 93-95%
B+ 3.5 90-92%
B 3.0 87-89%
B- 2.75 85-86%
C+ 2.5 82-84%
C 2.0 79-81%
C- 1.75 75-78%
F 0.0 Below 75%
P Pass
WD Withdrawal
AU Audit
I Incomplete
IP In Process

Honors

Honors awarded from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception are based on criteria specific to the degree awarded. Language and philosophy credits are not calculated in the assessment of degree status or eligible honors.

Master of Arts in Theology Degree:

Thesis: 20%
Thesis Defense: 20%
Coursework (GPA): 60%

Master of Arts in Thomistic Studies:

Thesis: 20%
Thesis Defense: 20%
Coursework (GPA): 60%

Master of Divinity Degree:

Comprehensive Exam: 25%
Coursework (GPA): 75%

Bachelor of Sacred Theology Degree:

Comprehensive Exam: 25%
Coursework (GPA): 75%

Licentiate in Sacred Theology Degree:

Tesina: 20%
Lectio Coram: 20%
Coursework (GPA): 60%

Cum Laude 3.5-3.69 (all criteria)
Magna cum Laude 3.7-3.89 (all criteria)
Summa cum Laude 3.9-4.00 (all criteria)

*Students who fail the first attempt of a comprehensive exam, thesis, thesis defense, tesina, or lectio coram are ineligible for academic honors.

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