Grading System

1. Evaluation of a student’s achievement in coursework

1.1 Letter grade symbols

1.1.1 Letter grade symbols are recorded as follows:

Letter Grades Definitions  GPA Points
Excellent  4.00
  B+ Very Good 3.50
B Good 3.00
  C+ Fairly Good 2.50
C Fair 2.00
  D+ Poor 1.50
D Very Poor  1.00
F Fail 0.00

1.1.2 Other designations, without credit points, are assigned for coursework taken, as follows:

Letter Grades Definitions
Satisfactory
Unsatisfactory
Incomplete
In Progress
Withdrawal
AU Audit (No credit granted)
X No report from the instructor


1.2 A student must receive a grade B or higher in any core or required course and a grade C or higher in the elective courses. In the case that a student receives a grade lower than B in a core or required course, the student must repeat that course with a grade B and cannot receive a grade higher than B. If a student receives a grade lower than C for an elective course, the student can repeat the course or take a different course, but cannot receive a grade higher than B in either the repeated or different course

1.3 "F" grade is given according to the following conditions:

1.3.1 The evaluation of student performance shows "Fail".
1.3.2 Student is absent from the examination without the permission of the instructor, the Chairperson of the Administrative Programme Committee, and the Dean.
1.3.3 The completion or assign course work (case studies, seminars, site visits) and a minimum of 80% of class attendance is mandatory to qualify for taking the final examination.
1.3.4 Students do not follow the examination regulations.
1.3.5 When the "I" (Incomplete) grade, which requires the student to sit for an extra examination or perform extra assignment, cannot be fulfilled, the F will be given in place of "I".

1.4 "S" (Satisfactory) or "U" (Unsatisfactory), grades have no point value.
1.5 The "I" grade is assigned to students in the following cases:

1.5.1 Student does not attend the final examination or does not complete the assigned work due to illness with a submission of a medical report. Student’s attendance must be at least 80%.
1.5.2 When the student does not attend the final examination due to an emergency or does not complete the course assignments, an "I" can be given with the recommendation of the instructor and the Chairperson of the Administrative Programme Committee.
1.5.3 The instructor and the Chairperson of the Administrative Programme Committee are in agreement to postpone evaluation.
1.5.4 Students cannot have an I grade for more than two coursework subjects, except in the case of 3.1.5.1

1.6 When the "I" grade is given to a student, the following provisions must also be specified by instructors :

1.6.1 Student is assigned to sit for the reexamination or submit additional assignments within one month after the regular examination result is announced (I1).
1.6.2 Student is assigned to do extra work for the next semester (I2).
1.6.3 A student must retake the same subject whenever that subject is offered (I3).

1.7 To change an "I" grade, students shall either:

1.7.1 retake the examination of that particular course and/or complete the assigned work of the course within one month after the regular examination result is announced.
1.7.2 complete the assigned work of the course and retake the new evaluation within the next academic semester.
1.7.3 repeat that particular course as soon as it is offered.

1.8 "P" (In Progress) is assigned by the instructor when course work is not completed within one semester and/or where there is continuing study.
1.9 "W" (Withdrawal) is assigned to students in the following cases:

1.9.1 The student requests withdrawal from a course. The student can make a request after the second week of each regular semester or after the first week of summer session until the week before the final examination of that course. After withdrawal from a course is approved, a "W" will appear on the student’s transcript for that course.
1.9.2 The student’s request for student absence is approved.
1.9.3 The student is penalized and banned from study.

1.10 "AU" (Audit) is assigned when students request to sit in the course with no intention to earn credit. Students are expected to have a minimum of 80 percent class attendance. Students who have less than that will receive "U" (Unsatisfactory).
1.11 "X" (No report from the instructor) is assigned when the course report has not yet been completed at the specified due date.
1.12 Other letter grades are assigned for evaluation of a student’s progress in Thesis and Thematic Paper.

1.12.1 The following symbols represent the evaluation results:

"P" (In Progress) means the research is in the process of being performed, but cannot be judged as being either satisfactory or unsatisfactory.
"S" (Satisfactory) means the progress of the research performance is considered to be satisfactory.
"U" (Unsatisfactory) means the progress of the research performance is considered to be unsatisfactory, characterized by one of the following:

(1) Student is registered in the semester but still has not prepared the Thesis Proposal.
(2) Student did not perform the research according to the research plan.

1.12.2 If a student receives the "U" rating for two consecutive semesters or the "P" symbol in four consecutive semesters, the Chairperson of the Thesis Advisory Committee and the Chairperson of the Administrative Programme Committee might consider the problems, solve them, and then report to the Dean.

3.2 Penalty for Examination Fraud
Any form of academic dishonesty will usually lead to one or a combination of the following:

3.2.1 An F for that course.
3.2.2 An F for all courses registered in that academic semester.
3.2.3 Ineligibility to enroll in the next regular semester.

The President is authorized to suspend or expel a student from any programme and he/she has no right to attend any other programmes of Mahidol University.

Appeal Process:

​In case of any doubt or uncertainty in the marks or grades of the student assessments, students can directly contact advisors, supervisors, lecturers or Director of the Program. In case that student would like to appeal the marks or grades, there are several processes this can be done. Students can appeal via website http://www.tm.mahidol.ac.th/eng/dean.php, suggestion box, email or submit the Appeal form to Director of the Program, Deputy Dean for Education, Dean of Faculty of Tropical Medicine, or Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies.