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instructional days of receiving the appeal form. The Dean will inform the student and the

instructor of his or her decision, in writing, within five (5) college instructional days of the

meeting. The decision of the Dean will be final.

Use the following steps to calculate a term GPA:

•

Multiply the number of credit hours for the course by the number of grade points for

the corresponding letter grade to get the number of quality points for the course.

(Credit hours X Grade Points = Quality Points)

Repeat this for each course in the term.

Grade

Grade Points

A

4.0

B

3.0

C

2.0

D

1.0

F

0.0

WF (Withdrawal Fail)

0.0

Note: Courses with any other letter grade (i.e. W, V, etc.) or grades followed by %

(Learning Support, ESL, Regents’ Prep), $ (Transfer Credit), # (Academic Renewal) are not

used in the GPA calculation.

•

Total the credit hours for each course used in the GPA calculation.

•

Total the quality points for each course used in the GPA calculation.

•

Divide the total quality points by the total credit hours to obtain the GPA.

(Term Quality Points / Term Credit Hours = Term GPA)

EXAMPLE

Letter Credit Grade Quality

Course Grade Hours Points Points

ENGL1101 B

3 X 3 = 9

MATH0098 C%

0 X 0 = 0 (not used)

PSYC1501 C

3 X 2 = 6

COMM1201 A

3 X 4 = 12

PHED1063 W

0 X

0 = 0 (not used)

Totals

9

27

27 / 9 = 3.00 GPA

To calculate a cumulative GPA, divide the total number of quality points earned by the

total number of credit hours using the guidelines in item #1 above.

(Total Quality Points / Total Credit Hours = Cumulative GPA)

Students are encouraged to fulfill all requirements for graduation to earn an associate

degree in arts, science, or applied science. Students who earn associate degrees enhance

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