A 61 percent grade is a solid D- letter grade. A letter grade D- means less than satisfactory or below average performance in a class or on a test. Any percentage score in the 60-62.9 range is a D- on the grade scale table.
All information presented on this page is valid for any grade between a 61 and 62, for example 61.25, 61.3, 61.75, 61.9 etc. They all convert to a D- and 0.7 GPA.
Aside from 61 out of 100, there are numerous ways students can end up with 61% grades. Here are scales for common number of test questions that can lead to a 61 grade.
Reference table of the percentage grade scale with letter grade and unweighted GPA point equivalents. This grade scale is used my most U.S. middle schools, high schools and colleges.