Academic Policies Handbook

Grading System and GPA Calculation

Semester and cumulative grade point averages are computed in the following manner each semester. The grade point average is obtained by multiplying grade points by the number of credit hours for each class, adding the total number of grade points, and dividing by the number of credit hours.

 Examples of Grades and Quality Points: 

Letter
Grade

Numeric
Equivalent
(Grade Points)

Attempted
Credit Hours

Total
Grade Points


A+

4.0

x

3

=

12

A

4.0

x

3

=

12

A-

3.67

x

3

=

11.01

B+

3.33

x

3

=

9.99

B

3.0

x

3

=

9

B-

2.67

x

3

=

8.01

C+

2.33

x

3

=

6.99

C

2.0

x

3

=

6

C-

1.67

x

3

=

5.01

D+

1.33

x

3

=

3.99

D

1.0

x

3

=

3

D-

.67

x

3

=

2.01

F

0

x

3

=

0

TF †

0

x

3

=

0


W

0*

NC

0*

CR

0*

I

0*

* Grades of "W", "NC", "CR", and "I" are not used in computing grade point averages. Also, courses that are taken out of career are not figured in the student's GPA. All grades of "F" and "TF" become part of the student's permanent record.

† TF - Discontinued effective Fall Semester 1995.