Luther Seminary's default grading system is to A/F Letter Grades for master of arts, master of sacred music, certificate, and master of divinity degree students. Pass-Fail-Marginal grades may still be elected at the time of registration for most classes.
Grade type choices can be seen on the MY DEGREE tab under COURSE HISTORY. Please check this area at the beginning of term to make sure your choices are what is recorded in the system.
Letter grades (A, B, C, D, and F) are required for master of theology, doctor of philosophy, and doctor of ministry degree students in 6000, 7000, and 8000 level courses. Letter grades are given for music courses in the master of sacred music degree program.
Students planning on further graduate study are encouraged to elect the letter grade option. All grades appear and remain on the official transcripts. See the 2013-2014 Academic Catalog (after July 1, 2013) for more grading information.
Students have the ability to
choose what type of grade (Pass/Marginal/Fail or Letter Grades
A/B/C/D/F) they would like to receive for most courses at the time they register online in MyLutherNet.
- When registering, students will notice that once a course(s) has
been added, a screen will appear that will ask them to
change the "Variable Credit Type;" this is the screen where a student
can choose the Grade Type - either Pass/Fail or A/F Letter Grades. The default grading system is A/F Letter Grades.
- If a student would like additional
comments about their work, they are asked to work directly with the
instructor to provide more feedback on assignments, etc.
If a student changes their mind and wishes to change the grade type initially selected at registration:
- During the online registration period (first 2 days of J-Term/Summer or first 5 days of Fall/Spring Semester)
a student may drop and re-add the course with the corrected grading
preference. Contact the Office of the Registrar if there are
difficulties with this.
- As always, ALL grading preferences must be made known during the
first 5 days of the term.