Grading Procedures

Your grade point average (GPA) is computed by multiplying the point value of each grade by the credit value designated for each course. The sum of these figures is divided by the number of credits. A minimum of 2.0 GPA is needed to maintain satisfactory academic standing and is required for graduation. GPAs are figured on a 4.0 scale. The point equivalents are listed below. It is the student's responsibility to consult with his/her instructors as to his/her progress.

Grade Point Values

A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
4.00 3.67 3.33 3.00 2.67 2.33 2.00 1.67 1.33 1.00 0.67 0.00

Grade Chart Example

Course No. Example Course Name Letter Grade Credit Hours Multiplied by Numeric Grade Value (Chart Above) Grade Points
XXXXX1 English - First Year Composition A 3 x 4.00 12.00
XXXXX2 English - Technical Writing B 3 x 3.00 9.00
XXXXX3 Small Group Communication B+ 3 x 3.33 9.99
XXXXX4 Critical & Evaluative Reading 1 A- 3 x 3.67 11.01
XXXXX5 The Mathematics of Design A 3 x 4.00 12.00
XXXXX6 Economics in American Society B- 3 c 2.67 8.01
XXXXX7 Contemporary Art A- 3 x 3.67 11.01
XXXXX8 General Biology (Non-Majors) C+ 4 x 2.33 9.32
TOTALS 25 82.34
82.34 total points / 25 total credit hours = 3.29 GPA