Credit and Grading System
One credit is generally composed of content requiring a total of 45 hours of study including class hours, and preparation/revision hours. Required class hours for one credit are different depending on the course type. (e.g. lecture, seminar, experiment, practical training)
A student enrolled in a course is evaluated based on performance in class, presentation, report, final examinations and other factors. The grading system at Chiba University is as follows.
|Grade||English translation||Grading analysis||Score (%)||Grade point|
|S||Excellent||The learning objectives are achieved at an excellent level||100-90||4|
|A||Good||The learning objectives are achieved at a good level||89-80||3|
|B||Fair||The integral part of the learning objectives are achieved at a fair level||79-70||2|
|C||Minimum Passing||The minimum learning objectives are achieved||69-60||1|
|F||Failed||The minimum learning objectives are not achieved||59 or
|Passed||-||The learning objectives are achieved in the courses graded on a pass/fail system||-||Not applicable|
|Failed||-||The learning objectives are not achieved in the courses graded on a pass/fail system||-||Not applicable|
|Authorized||-||Credit(s) acquired at other universities or institutions and authorized by Chiba University||-||Not applicable|
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Grade Point Average (GPA) is a number representing the average value of the accumulated final grades earned. It is calculated using the following formula at Chiba University.
* Credits that are not required for graduation are excluded.
* Credits with "Passed", "Failed", or "Authorized" grades are excluded.