Grading Policies


The GSBS uses a letter grade system from A to F. All grades are converted to points in computing grade point averages (GPA). Instructors may NOT choose to add a plus or a minus to the grade. Substituting another course for one completed with a low grade is not permitted. Work completed at another graduate school is not transferrable to the GSBS.

Grade Point Chart

Grade Point Grade Interpretations
A 4 Well above the passing standard; meets degree requirements
B 3 Above the passing standard; meets degree requirements
C 2

Fails to meet requirements for core courses.

  • Core course must be retaken.Passing standard; meets requirements for elective courses and non-core courses.
D 1

Below the passing standard; does not meet program requirements.

  • Course must be retaken.
F 0

Well below the passing standard; does not meet degree requirements.

  • Course must be retaken

Grading Scale

The following scale applies to all courses at the GSBS.

  1. 100-90 = A
  2. 89-80 = B
  3. 79-70 = C
  4. 69-60 = D
  5. 59 and below = F

Further information about the TTUHSC El Paso Grading Policies, please refer to HSCEP OP: 77.19, Grading Procedures and Academic Regulations

Students Covered By This Policy

These grading policies apply to students enrolled in the courses necessary to complete the requirements for the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate at the GSBS. These policies do not cover the course work done for the other degree programs in which the student may be enrolled.