The School of Architecture guidelines for course grading are listed here for the three separate categories of courses offered: studio, lecture, and seminar. Quantitative analysis of grading in the School has shown that the “average” grade throughout the School is a B-, so these criteria reflect that reality, as opposed to historical, though no longer accurate, benchmarks.

In addition, all architecture students are required to attend the School’s scheduled public lectures. These occur on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm. Students who do not attend the lectures may see their grades assessed a penalty in any architecture class.


Attendance is required at all classes. More than two unexcused absences will result in the reduction of the final letter grade.  More than three unexcused absences will result in a failure of the course.