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.
GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) CALCULATIONS
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)
GRADUATION
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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