Course System

One credit hour equals 50 minutes of classroom instruction per week over a 14-week period plus the week of final exams. For each hour of classroom instruction, 1–2 hours of work outside the classroom is standard (reading, research, papers, etc.). Some courses include mandatory field trips.

Grading System

The grading scale at the University of the Holy Land is:

A+     100-97
A       96-94
A-      93-90
B+     89-87
B       86-84
B-      83-80
C+     79-77
C       76-74
C-      73-70
D       69-60
F        59 or less
AP      Active Participation
AU      Audit
EXEMP  The student is exempt from the course on the basis of an examination.
I         Incomplete
PASS   The student received a passing grade for a course having a Pass/Fail option.
W       The student received permission to withdraw from the course.
WF      Failure for other than academic reasons

Grade Point Average Awards

Summa cum laude ..................3.95

Magna cum laude ....................3.85

Cum laude ............................ 3.75