Grading & Honors

Academic Achievement

  1. If a student has earned a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.4 or above for a semester, he or she will be placed on the Dean's List and awarded a Certificate for Academic Excellence.
  2. Academic excellence will be acknowledged at commencement exercises in the categories of Summa, Magna, and Cum Laude based on cumulative GPA.
    Summa Cum Laude  3.80-4.00
    Magna Cum Laude  3.60-3.79
    Cum Laude 3.40-3.59

Grading System 

Grade  Percentage Equivalent
A 93-100
B+ 88-92
B 84-87
C+ 81-83 
C 78-80
D 74-77
F 00-73
Grade    Achievement    Quality
A   Superior    4
B+       3.5
B   Good    3
C+       2.5
C   Satisfactory    2
D   Unsatisfactory    0
F   Failure    0

A grade of C or above is required to pass all nursing and support courses.

P = Pass
F = Fail

Grading for clinical practice of  nursing courses is determined by  satisfying the objectives of the course and focuses on safe/unsafe practice.

* The PSU grading system may differ from AHSN. Refer to PSU course syllabi.


Aria Health School of Nursing 
3 Neshaminy Interplex, Trevose, PA 19053