The UGA general chemistry program uses a “contract” system for assigning grades.  Details about what total “points” or percentage of them is required to earn a specific grade appear in each course’s syllabus.  There is no limit to the number of each grade; this depends on how each student performs.  Other institutions use a “curve”, a system based on the arithmetic mean and standard deviations in which the number of people who earn each grade is determined by statistics.

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