Academic Departments (General Information)

Graduation Requirements

The general minimum credit requirements for Ursuline are:
 
Business & Tech
1
English
4
Fine Arts
1
Foreign Language
2
Health
1/2
Physical Education
1
Mathematics
3
Science
3
Social Studies
3
Theology
4 (8 semesters)
Electives
2 1/2
Total Credits
25
 
  • Students must take a minimum of seven courses per semester.
  • One hundred and twenty hours of community service are required for graduation which includes sixty hours of release time in junior year. 
  • Participation in retreat is required of all underclasswomen; senior retreat is optional.

Grading Scale

A+
98-100
4.3
A
93-97
4.0
B+
90-92
3.3
B
85-89
3.0
C+
82-84
2.3
C
77-81
2.0
D+
74-76
1.3
D
70-73
1.0
F

69 and below

0.0
 
  • Honors courses are weighted by adding 0.5 grade point, i.e., A+=4.8, A=4.5, B+=3.8, etc.
  • Report cards are issued quarterly.
  • Semester averages are determined on a 40%, 40%, 20% basis with each quarter grade counting as 40% and the examination counting as 20
  • The Honor Roll is published each semester. Criteria for achieving the Honor Roll are:
  • First Honors—3.75m GPA with no grade below “C”, no incompletes and a minimum of seven courses
  • Second Honors—3.5 GPA with no grade below “C” no incompletes and a minimum of seven courses.

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