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Grading System

How does the grading system work?

Grade point averages (GPA) are used to measure the quality of academic work and are computed on a 4.0 scale. The chart below lists letter grades and their correspondence to grade point.

Since grading standards differ among colleges, grades received from other colleges are not used in calculating GPA. Transfer grades may be used to determine eligibility for admission to certain programs.

Letter Grade Text Grade Points per Credit
A Excellent 4.0
AB Very Good 3.5
B Good 3.0
BC Above Average 2.5
C Average 2.0
CD Below Average 1.5
D Poor 1.0
F Unacceptable 0.0
WF Unofficial Withdrawal 0.0
P (a “C” grade or better for undergraduate courses) No effect
NC (no credit, the letter grade of less than a “C”) No effect
U Unsatisfactory Audit No effect
S Satisfactory Audit No effect
N No acceptable report from instructor-temporary grade No effect until acceptable grade submitted
I Incomplete, temporary grade No effect until removed
DR Dropped Course No effect
W Withdrew No effect
(^) examples (A) or (F) (^) grades that were academically forgiven. Successful grades will still meet course requirements, credits towards total to graduate but are not calculated into the overall cumulative GPA, nor is honors granted using these prior credits earned No effect

How do I calculate my GPA?

Use the GPA calculator to calculate your GPA.

What is my class standing?

Class standing is determined by the number of earned credits a student has completed. Class levels are defined as:

Freshman 23 or fewer earned credits
Sophomore 24 to 53 earned credits
Junior 54 to 83 earned credits
Senior 84 or more earned credits