Academic Grades

Concord generally grades examinations using standards similar to those employed by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Due to the nature of our learning management system, grading is not anonymous. All exams, written assignments, and other assessments are governed by the Code of Student Conduct. Final course grades are not rounded.

Grade Numeric Points Definition
A 83-100 4.0 Superior
A- 80-82 3.7 Superior
B+ 78-79 3.3 Excellent
B 73-77 3.0 Excellent
B- 70-72 2.7 Excellent
C+ 68-69 2.3 Proficient
C 63-67 2.0 Proficient
C- 60-62 1.7 JD Students: Below Standard Proficiency; EJD Students: Proficient
D+ 58-59 1.3 Below Standard Proficiency
D 53-57 1.0 Below Standard Proficiency
D- 50-52 0.7 Below Standard Proficiency
F Below 50 0.0 Failure
P Pass
TC Transfer Credit
W Withdrawal

Repeated Courses

You must successfully complete all required courses for the degree program. You must repeat any required course for which you received a failing grade. A failing grade is defined as any grade below the grade required for graduation in your program of study.

If you repeat a course, previous grades earned for the repeated course will be marked on the transcript as indicated in the transcript legend, but the grade received on the last repeat will replace all other grades for that course in the CGPA calculation.

When you repeat a course, you will be charged the current tuition for the course and must assume responsibility for all associated fees. If you choose to retake a previously passed course, you may only receive financial aid for one additional retake of that course.

You can only earn credit hours for a course toward program completion and a qualifying half-year of law study for the State Bar of California once. In retaking a course, the Code of Student Conduct applies, and you are not permitted to utilize outlines or other materials that you may have had rightful access to or possession of during the original taking, if non-retaking students would not.

If you fail the same course or its equivalent twice, you will be academically dismissed from the School.