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J.D. Program Grading System

Student grades are calculated on both a letter and a 4.3 scale. There are no official class standings. At the end of the 2013-2014 academic year, a student who attained a true weighted average of 3.643 or better made Dean's List for that year. While students may not round up to compute Dean's List or awards, students may round up to the nearest hundredth of a point when reporting GPAs on their resumes (i.e., "3.278" can be presented as "3.28"). The faculty has adopted a numerical equivalent for letter grades.

A+ = 4.30
A = 4.00
A- = 3.70
B+ = 3.30
B = 3.00
B- = 2.70
C+ = 2.30
C = 2.00
C- = 1.70
D = 1.00
F = 0.00
P Not in GPA
S Not in GPA
* Not in GPA

Fordham Law School does not rank or provide official class standings; however, below are the approximate or estimated class standings for 2013-14.

 Approximate Class Standing

Class of 2015
(rising 3LD/4LE)

Class of 2016/17
(rising 2LD/3LE/2LE)

 10%  3.65  3.63
 25%  3.50  3.42
 33%  3.43   3.35
 50%  3.34  3.22

Fordham Law has established scholar designations associated with certain approximate class standings.  Please review the description of these Scholar Designations to learn more about these achievements.