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'D' grade

edited 2014-05-18 07:12:07 in General
My arms are falling off!

This is, by definition, a "passing" grade in some instutions.


Which is a lie, because no institution I've been in accepts a D as a passing grade, not even a D+. Really, it's just a "haha you were to close to properly pasing the course" grade.


It may as well be called 'F+'.

Comments

  • Ultimate Forum Poster

    > using letters as grades

  • a little muffled

    I don't really understand how Murrica works here, but a D is certainly a passing grade around these parts.

  • My arms are falling off!

    At my uni, classes require a C or C- or higher to be used as prerequisites for other classes, as well as to graduate. Anything below C- basically means "please retake".

  • edited 2014-05-18 10:20:50
    Hi! I’m a magical teenage princess from the faraway planet Asteria.

    At the colleges I've gone to, at least, a D is considered "passing" but is essentially worthless--you need a C or higher for the course to satisfy a prerequisite, or for the credit to transfer to any other school...


    So, yeah, what the OP said.


    EDIT: whoa, ninja'd

  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human

    When I was an undergrad, a D was considered passing.


    Now, as a grad student, a C is considered semi-failing, and D doesn't even exist.

  • a little muffled

    At my uni, classes require a C or C- or higher to be used as prerequisites for other classes, as well as to graduate. Anything below C- basically means "please retake".
    That's bizarre to me. At my school you're not even allowed to retake a course you've passed...

  • There are unis where a D counts as passing? It's always seemed to me like and F is "did you even try" and D is "okay you tried, just nowhere near hard enough you failure".

  • edited 2014-05-18 23:03:36
    My arms are falling off!

    You are allowed to retake, but you have to go through some rather annoying things like late registration (you can't advance-register for a class you've taken already, pass or otherwise), which means it may take a week or two to get the class if it's full. Your only solace is if you have a "graduating senior" card, which gives you top adding priority...if other people adding late aren't also graduating seniors.

  • He who laments and can't let go of the past is forever doomed to solitude.

    Here it works like this: A D will be a passing grade if and only if the class is basic. If the class is a fundamental for my major, a D is just an F.

  • "I've come to the conclusion that this is a VERY STUPID IDEA."

    Over here the scale is A, B, C+, C, C- (minimum required to pass, 50% or higher), I(ncomplete), F (an 'I' left hanging for too long).

  • a little muffled

    Here a 50 is a D- and that's the minimum passing mark. Once you've passed a course the actual mark doesn't matter aside from affecting your GPA.


    All of your guys's systems seem oddly complicated by comparison.

  • edited 2014-05-19 00:01:53

    Now, as a grad student, a C is considered semi-failing, and D doesn't even exist. 



    Still, grade inflation is a thing, so A and B grades get given out like candy. Not sure if it's the same case in your school.

  • My arms are falling off!

    Considering I'm just clearing courses by the skin of my teeth, fuck grad school, I'm not strong enough for that.

  • I'm glad we have numbers over here, I'm quite uncomfortable with teachers giving their students the D.

  • edited 2014-05-19 07:18:05
    "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"

    Is this some sexual allusion that I don't grasp? (Edit: this reminds me, local colloquial expression for an F-grade may be used for those, but that's not related to which symbols we use.)

  • Hi! I’m a magical teenage princess from the faraway planet Asteria.


    I'm glad we have numbers over here, I'm quite uncomfortable with teachers giving their students the D.



    god damn you i laughed

  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human

    that meme seems to be absolutely nothing more than a simple coincidence yet i can't even fathom how it became a meme

  • Hi! I’m a magical teenage princess from the faraway planet Asteria.

    I've rarely seen it outside Tumblr myself...and trying to explain why Tumblr thinks things are funny is a fool's errand.

  • OMG WHAT IS AIR OMG       murder tumblr

  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human

    ^

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