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Penn Foster Grading System

Career School Grading System

Your examinations and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Lesson Grade (%) Letter Equivalent Rating
90-100 A Excellent
80-89 B Good
70-79 C Average
65-69 D Passing
Below 65 F Failing

An overall program average of 65%, or above, is required to graduate and earn your diploma.

 

College Grading System

Penn Foster uses a number-letter system of grading, with number grades being assigned to examinations and letter grades to completed courses. The letter grade for each course is calculated by counting the average of the lesson examination grades as two-thirds of the course grade and the proctored examination grade as one-third. Letter grades are converted to quality points for the purpose of computing the Quality Point Average (QPA) for each semester and the cumulative Quality Point Average for more than one semester. Quality points range from 4.0 for an A grade to 0.0 for an F grade.

Your examinations and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Lesson Grade (%) Letter Equivalent Rating Quality Point Avg.
90-100 A Excellent 4.0
80-89 B Good 3.0
70-79 C Average 2.0
Below 70 F Failing 0.0

You must pass all courses and achieve a cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) of 2.0 or higher in all studies to graduate and earn your associate or bachelor's degree.

 

High School Grading System

At the end of each lesson, you take an exam. You can complete your exam online through our website. As soon as you pass your exam, you can go on to the next lesson. New course material will follow as you complete your exams, so that you will always have books and learning materials to continue moving forward.

Your examinations and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Lesson Grade (%) Letter Equivalent Rating
90-100 A Excellent
80-89 B Good
70-79 C Average
65-69 D Passing
Below 65 F Failing

An overall course grade of 65% or above in each subject, and successful completion of 21.5 credits are required to earn your High School Diploma.

 

Workforce Development-Custom Programs Grading System

Lesson Grade (%) Letter Equivalent Rating
90-100 A Excellent
80-89 B Good
70-79 C Average
Below 70 F Failing
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