Explanation of Grades

Numerical and Letter Grades:  In Iraq (including Kurdistan) numerical grades, 0-100, are used.

The passing grade is 50% in general. In the United States letter grades, A, B, C, D, and F are used. The passing grade is C in general. ―A is the highest and F is lowest. In KUST, the conversion of numerical to letter grades is used as shown in the below table:

 

Passing Grades at KUST:

  • University Required Courses: C- grade is the passing grade
  • College/Departmental Courses: C grade is the passing grade.
  • Graduation Required GPA: 2.0 (C) grade.

 

Other Letter Grades used at KUST :

  • “I” grade is used to indicate that course is not completed yet. Students must not graduate with “I” shown in the transcript.
  • “F” grade is used to indicate that the student has a second chance to take final exam/assignment of the course. Students must not graduate with “F” showing in the transcript.
  • “W” grade is used to indicate that the student is withdrawn from the course. This will not count to calculate cumulative or semester GPA.
  • “R” after course indicates that the course is repeated.