Mandatory Grade Curve
Faculty teaching courses with an enrollment of 30 or more students* must adhere to the mandatory grade curve. Faculty must calculate the students’ scores before finalizing the course curve (ie, class participation, quizzes, assignments, exams and paper grades must be combined to determine the final grade “score” prior to setting the curve and assigning the letter grade).
B+/B/B- 60-75% (B+: 25-35%; B: 20-30%; B-: 10-20%)***
C+ or lower 5-15%
* In courses where there are both JD and non-JD students, the faculty member may choose to remove the non-JD students from the curve calculation.
** Faculty may assign, in classes of 30 or more students, one "A+" grade. This grade will have a value of 4.3.
*** In calculating percentages within the B range, faculty should take the percentage of the whole class, not of the total percentage allowed in the B range.