Determining Grade Point Average (GPA)


At the end of the term, grade-point averages (GPAs) are computed for the academic work completed for that term and for the cumulative academic work completed while at the College. Unless a course is repeated, the grade-point average is determined by dividing the total number of grade points by the number of term attempted hours as shown in the example. When a course is repeated, the highest grade earned will be used in computing the cumulative grade-point average. The student's record will continue to show the original grade awarded, but the original grade will not be calculated in the GPA

GPA calculation example

Course Attempted Hours Grade Grade Value Total Quality
ENG101 3.0 C 2 6.0
MGT101 3.0 F 0 0.0
CPT170 3.0 B 3 9.0
MAT110 3.0 A 4 12.0
SPC205 3.0 D 1 3.0


15.0 30.0

Grade-Point Average = Total grade points (30.0) divided by attempted credit hours (15.0) = 2.0.

The grading system reflects a 4-point scale: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0, WF=0.

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Date/Time Published:7/24/2014 2:03