Determining Grade Point Average (GPA)
As a student, you should track your grade-point average. As discussed below in this student handbook under “Standards of Academic Progress,” you must maintain a grade-point average at a certain level in order to stay at CCTC the next semester. At the end of the semester, grade-point averages GPAs) are computed for the academic work completed for that semester 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 attempted semester hours as shown in the following example. Every course carries a certain number of credit hours, usually 3 or 4 semester credit hours. The number of credit hours appears in the “Course Descriptions” section and the “Programs of Study” section in this catalog. If you repeat a course, the highest grade earned will be used in computing the cumulative grade-point average. Your record will continue to show the original grade awarded, but only the highest grade will be calculated in your GPA.
GPA calculation example
|Course||Attempted Hours||Grade||Grade Value||Total Quality|
|ENG101||3.0||C||2||6.0 (3.0 x 2)|
|MGT101||3.0||F||0||0.0 (3.0 x 0)|
|CPT170||3.0||B||3||9.0 (3.0 x 3)|
|MAT110||3.0||A||4||12.0 (3.0 x 4)|
|SPC205||3.0||D||1||3.0 (3.0 x 1)|
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.