Examination & Grading

Core curriculum classes are graded as detailed in the Academic Catalog. The specific details of standards expected is also detailed there, as well as grade distribution. Refer to the student materials in each course for the particulars of grading for that course, all of which are nested within the examination and grading policies of The Naval War College.

Vice Adm. Michael T. Franken, deputy to the commander for military operations, U.S. Africa Command, addresses students, staff and faculty from U.S. Naval War College’s Maritime Advanced Warfighting School in Newport, Rhode Island.
Vice Adm. Michael T. Franken, deputy to the commander for military operations, U.S. Africa Command, addresses students, staff and faculty from U.S. Naval War College’s Maritime Advanced Warfighting School in Newport, Rhode Island. During his visit, Franken talked about the importance, diversity, complexity and potential of the continent of Africa. 170303-N-RX668-005 NEWPORT, R.I. (March 3, 2017)

Electives are graded on a “High Pass, Pass, or Fail” standard; elective grades are not calculated as part of the student’s final academic standing, but satisfactory performance is required for graduation.

Writing Awards and the standards for graduating with Distinction and High Distinction are also detailed in the Academic Catalog.

Academic Catalog 2017-2018