Grading Policies

Grading Criteria

Papers will be evaluated based on four factors. Each factor is worth a maximum of 25 points or 25%.

I. Is the paper in on time with everything in order and attached?
This means not just window-dressing but the paper is all
together and in order

II. Does the paper have appropriate/correct headings, formatting,
indexes, footnotes, endnotes, bibliography, outlines, etc. all that
was required for this paper?

III. Does the paper meet or answer all of the subject matter or the
intended topical/exegetical purpose of the writing?

IV. Does the paper evidence a solid comprehension of the
questions/assignments? Does the work competently tackle the
subject-matter of the course?

CriteraPoints/Percentage
Punctuation/Good Order25
Correct Formatting25
Content/Subject Matter25
Comprehension/Competence25

Grading Scales

Excellent: An exceptional piece of work displaying research beyond that which was assigned. A+ (4.0), A (4.0), A- (3.67), B+ (3.33)
Good: A good standard of work which fulfills all requirements.
B (3.0),B- (2.67), C+ (2.33)
Satisfactory: Acceptable work but which lacks in the grasp and communication of some points. C (2.0), C- (1.67)
Poor: Minimal achievement. Serious problems in comprehension.
D+ (1.33), D (1.0), D- (0.67)
Failing: Unsatisfactory work which falls below requirements. No credit is earned.
F (0.00)
Incomplete: Work is not finished in time, for good reason.
I (N/A)


Excellent: An exceptional piece of work displaying research beyond that which was assigned. A+ (4.0), A (4.0), A- (3.67)
Good: A good standard of work which fulfills all requirements.
B (3.0),B- (2.67)
Unsatisfactory: Work shows some grasp of content yet falls below seminary requirements. B- (2.67), C+ (2.33), C (2.0)
Poor: Serious deficiency in comprehension.
C- (1.67), D+ (1.33), D (1.0), D- (0.67)
Failing: No grasp of course requirements. No credit is earned.
F (0.00)
Incomplete: Work is not finished in time, for good reason.
I (N/A)