Grading System

The Virginia Military Institute used a numerical grading system until June of 1966, but for transcript purposes grades were converted to the more conventional letter system. The grade scales and the numerical and letter equivalents used in recent years are shown below:

July, 1966 to Present

A 4 quality points Outstanding
B 3 quality points Good
C 2 qualilty points Average
D 1 quality point Below Average
F 0 quality points Failure
 

September 1957 to June 1966

A 9.00 - 10.00 Outstanding
B 8.00 - 8.99 Good
C 7.00 - 7.99 Average
D 6.00 - 6.99 Below Average
E 5.00 - 5.99 Conditional Failure
F Below 5.00 Failure
 

September 1948 to September 1957

A 8.60 - 10.00 Outstanding
B 7.40 - 8.59 Good
C 6.40 - 7.39 Average
D 6.00 - 6.39 Below Average
E 5.50 - 5.99 Conditional Failure
F Below 5.50 Failure
 

Prior to September 1948

A 8.80 - 10.0 Outstanding
B 8.20 - 8.79 Good
C 7.70 - 8.19 Average
D 7.50 - 7.69 Below Average
E 7.00 - 7.49 Conditional Failure
F Below 7.00 Failure

Each semester is approximately 15 weeks in length. A semester hour credit represents one classroom period per week or one laboratory or field-work period per week. Classroom periods are 50 minutes in length. Laboratory periods range from 1 to 3 classroom periods in length.