All students of Lincoln University will have course-work evaluated and reported by the faculty using letter grades or administrative symbols..

Symbol Definition Grade Point
A An exceptional grade reserved for excellent students, indicating distinctly superior work. The student who receives this grade has thoroughly mastered the subject, displayed marked initiative and intellectual curiosity and produced creative / evaluative work of a superior quality 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B An above average grade for general achievement of a high order. The student who receives this grade has intelligently fulfilled the requirements of the course has achieved excellence in some aspects of the work, such as completeness and accuracy of knowledge, independence of work, creativity and critical thought. 3
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C Basic grade for satisfactory performance of work required, as may fairly be expected of any student of normal college ability who gives to the course a reasonable amount of time, effort and attention. The student who receives this grade, application and analysis of the content and methods of the course, growth in the use of same, full participation in the work of the class and an open active and discriminating mind. 2
C- 1.7
D+ 3
D A grade indicating inferior work which in one or more important respects falls below the minimum acceptable standard for graduation but is of sufficient quantity and quality to count for credits required for graduation, if balanced by superior work in other courses. 1.0
D- 0.7
F A failing grade for definitely unsatisfactory work,which carries no credit. The course must be repeated. 0
I Incomplete
CBT Credit By Transfer
W Official withdrawal from course