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GRADING SYSTEM

The system of instruction followed at KCST has the following characteristics:

  • Passing grades are "A," "B," "C," and "D" (marginal pass). The qualities of performance associated with the different grades are also explained below.
  • A student will be given credit only once for any course passed at KCST and counting toward their degree or in the calculation of their GPA. Repeated courses will be marked in order to distinguish them from other courses.
  • The grading system is based on the following definitions:
GPLetter gradePercentage approximationLetter grade description
4.00A95-100Outstanding. An "A" grade reflects outstanding performance in exams, assignments, and projects, as well as attendance and conduct. It represents originality of thought, creativity, and reasoning clearly above the average.
3.67A-90-94Excellent
3.33B+87-89Very Good
3.00B84-86Good. A "B" grade represents good achievement, demonstrating an understanding of concepts and a presentation of work with high standards.
2.67B-80-82 
2.30C+77-79 
2.00C73-76Satisfactory. A "C" grade represents satisfactory work, demonstrating a basic comprehension of the material and the basic achievement of the proposed learning outcomes.
1.67C-70-72 
1.33D+66-69 
1.00D60-65A"D" grade represents a marginal pass.
0.00FBelow 60An "F" grade represents failing performance.
Other Designations
IIncomplete (Missed Final Exam)
FFail
IMImprovement
SSatisfactory Completion ( for an optional requirement)
FAFailure due to absence
WWithdrawal from the course
WAWithdrawal due to absence
DFDeferment
CWCollege withdrawal