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

 

Importance of File Naming

Attention to detail is crucial in the practice of Graphic Design. File naming is no exception. Naming files incorrectly can cause disastrous effects, like broken images on the web, print errors and missed deadlines. This is why we are so strict with this in the Computer Graphics courses.

Submitting a File

When submitting a file, you need to name it according to a specific naming convention. Make sure you close your file before you re-name it in Finder. Use this convention: First Name, Last Name, Group Nº, Assignment Name.ai. So, name it like this example:

submission-file-naming
Only submit the zip file. You can delete the zip only after submission.

Once you have submitted your zip file, you can delete it. Keep the original file at least as long as your time in the program.

The following is incorrect:

submission-file-incorrect
Name your file before zip-compressing it.

When you re-name the zip file, it unzips un-named, which is not a good thing. Make sure to re-name the file, then zip-compress it.

Submitting a Folder

Follow the same process for submitting a folder. Name it First Name, Last Name, Group Nº, Assignment Name. So, name it like this example:

submission-folders

Once you have submitted your zip file, you can delete it. Keep the original folder at least as long as your time in the program.

The following is incorrect:

submission-folders-incorrect
Name your folder before zip-compressing it.

When you re-name the zip file, it unzips un-named, which is not a good thing. Make sure to re-name the folder, then zip-compress it.

Submitting a file or folder that is un-named will earn you a grade of zero. You can avoid this by naming the file/folder as directed before you zip-compress it.

Not complying with this will cause a needless loss of points. Pay close attention while submitting.