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Grades are issued by faculty members according to the following scales:

Above Average

  • Equivalent Percentage: 81-91%
  • Letter grade: B+, B, B-


  • Equivalent Percentage: 70-80%
  • Letter grade: C+, C, C-

Below Average

  • Equivalent Percentage:  0-69%
  • Letter grade: D+, D, F

It should be noted that most post-secondary institutions will not receive credit for any course in which a grade lower than “C” was received.

Christian Leadership University is committed to training leaders. Leaders are not average people. Students are therefore required to achieve “A” or “B” on all course work (i.e., above average). All work submitted that is “C” (average) or lower will be returned to the student for further completion before a grade is awarded.

I = Incomplete: A temporary grade limited to a course in which a student has been granted an extension to complete the required assignments or exams due to personal illness, family crisis, or other faculty-accepted reasons.


Philosophy Behind the Grading System

Since we are focused on training rather than teaching, and since we are seeking to train both the spirit and the mind, our school’s grading system will be based on the following philosophy:

Points Received: 3

  • Academic Comprehension (50%): Intelligently fulfilled the requirements of the course.
  • Experiential Assimilation (50%): Assimilated the subject matter with thoroughness, correctness, and understanding of its relationship to life, and have applied it to your own life.

Points Received: 2

  • Academic Comprehension (50%): Average work, either steady work of an acceptable quality, or work of a high quality which is uneven, irregular or fragmentary.
  • Experiential Assimilation (50%): May be mechanically or outwardly correct but shows little prayerful reflection upon or personal assimilation of the material.

Points Received: 1

  • Academic Comprehension (50%): Indicates barely passing work that is inferior to the average both in quantity and in quality.
  • Experiential Assimilation (50%): Manifests a lack of initiative or sense of responsibility, or both.

Proctored Exams

The final exam of the course is a proctored exam. The proctor chosen must be an objective, responsible adult, preferably not a relative.

The proctor receives the test in a sealed envelope from the student and is responsible for supervision during the examination process. The proctor may not leave the student alone while the final test is being taken.

Upon the student’s completion of the test, the supervisor signs the Final Examination Proctor Certification form, dates it and seals all materials in an envelope, and mails them to CLU.