Algonquin College’s grading system is based on letter grades. You’ll find a qualitative description as well as numerical equivalents of the letter grades below.

You need to maintain a GPA above 1.7, with no grades below C- to succeed in the program. There is information on calculating your grade point average here, on the College’s site.

If you’ve earned an A, or 85% and you find yourself wondering why you lost 15 points on an assignment, don’t think of it that way. Your work must have been superior, but not excellent. The difference between 85% and 89% becomes irrelevant, because the whole range earns you a grade of A. Focus on the letter, not the number.

Grade Designations

A: Excellent
Course learning requirements are met in a consistently outstanding manner.
B: Superior
Course learning requirements are met and exceed the requirements.
C: Satisfactory
Course learning requirements are met satisfactorily.
D: Marginal
Course learning requirements are met, but achieved at a marginal level. consistent, ongoing effort is required for continuing success in the program.
F: Unsatisfactory (Failure)
Course learning requirements are not met. No credit is awarded.

Numeric Values

Percent GradeLetter GradeNumeric Grade
90-100A+4.0
85-89A3.8
80-84A-3.6
77-79B+3.3
73-76B3.0
70-72B-2.7
67-69C+2.3
63-66C2.0
60-62C-1.7
57-59D+1.4
53-56D1.2
50-52D-1.0
F0