Guide to Grade Reporting

Grades / Grade Point Ranges

The grading system is outlined below:

A+ 4.3 (extraordinary performance)
A 4.0 - 4.29
A- 3.7 - 3.99
B+ 3.3 - 3.69
B 3.0 - 3.29
B- 2.7 - 2.99
C+ 2.3 - 2.69
C 2.0 - 2.29‚Äč
C- 1.7 - 1.99
D+ 1.3 - 1.69
D 1.0 - 1.29
F 0 -.99

Students may report their grade point averages on their resumes using either a letter grade or the appropriate numerical calculation. For example, a student with a 3.699 may report his or her grade point average as a 3.699, a 3.69 or a B+. Students are not permitted to "round-up" in reporting their averages. Accordingly, for example, a student would not be permitted to report an A- average unless he/she had at least a 3.7 numerical average.

Class Rank

It is the policy of the School of Law not to rank its student body. The only exceptions are: (1) the top 12 students following the first year; (2) the top 10 students following the second and third years; (3) students applying for judicial clerkships and academic positions; and (4) students in the top ten percent of each graduating class are invited to join the Order of the Coif, the national legal honorary scholastic society.* These distinctions will appear in the memorandum section of the transcript.

*Under Coif’s rules, only students who have completed at least 75 percent of their law studies in letter-graded courses are eligible for consideration. UCLA accepts transfer credits, but not grades.It is therefore unlikely that a transfer student would meet Coif's 75 percent rule and qualify for the Order of the Coif.

Transcripts

The Records Office will issue an official transcript to a student at the student's request. Prospective employers may also obtain an official transcript from the Records Office if they have secured a written waiver from the student. Official transcripts will be on tamperproof security paper, and copies will be indicated as such. To ensure that a transcript is official, prospective employers should make a photocopy of it. If the word "Void" does not appear repeatedly on the photocopy in a background pattern, the transcript is not an official copy. We suggest that prospective employers obtain an official transcript from the student or secure a written waiver to obtain an official transcript from the Records Office prior to extending an offer.