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How is my GPA calculated?

GPA Calculation

Grading Scale

The College grading scale is:

     A = 92 - 100
     B = 84 - 91
     C = 76 - 83
   *D = 68 - 75
     F = 0 - 67

*Students must make a grade of “C” or better to pass a developmental studies course (the grade of “D” is not given).

Grading and Grade Point Averages

Grading is done by the traditional method of “A” through “D” along with negative categories such as “F” (Failure), and “WF” (Withdraw Failing). The grade of “NC” has been removed from the Grading System. Grades are assigned a numerical value when determining a students Grade Point Average (GPA).

Grading System - Quality Points
Grade Significance Per Semester Hour
A Superior 4
B Good 3
C Average 2
D Poor 1
F Failure 0
I Incomplete 0
W Official Withdrawal 0
AU Audit 0
WP Withdraw Passing 0
WF Withdraw Failing 0
CR Credit by Proficiency Exam 0
CT Credit by Transfer 0
NS No Show 0

Translating Course Grades into GPA

By taking the number of semester hours assigned to a course and multiplying them by the value of the grade, you determine the grade points for each course attempted. Example: If you take five courses that are assigned a total of 18 semester hours, you may determine your GPA in the following manner:

Course Grade Semester Hours Attempted Times Grade Value Equals Quality Points
1 B 2 x 3 = 6
2 A 6 x 4 = 24
3 C 4 x 2 = 8
4 B 3 x 3 = 9
5 F 3 x 0 = 0
6 WP 0 x 0 = 0
TOTALS   18   = 47

Divide the total number of hours attempted into the total quality points and that will give you your GPA; in this case 2.61 is the GPA.

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