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Grades and Grade Point Averages


Grades from a grading scale shall be averaged on the basis of the point equivalencies to determine a students grade point average. The highest grade shall receive four points, and the lowest shall receive 0 points, using only the following evaluative symbols:

Grade

Grade Definition Points
A - Excellent 4

B - Good 3

C - Satisfactory 2

D - Barely Passing 1

F - Failing 0

CR - Credit (at least satisfactory-units awarded but not counted in GPA) 0

NC - No Credit (less than satisfactory, or failing-not counted in GPA) 0


Grade Point Average

Grade Point Average (GPA) is determined by dividing the total units attempted into total grade points from A, B, C, D, and F grades. (CR, I, W, IP, and NC are not included in the total course units attempted.) For example, a student who earns a "B" in a class worth four units, and "A" in a class worth three units, a "C" in a class worth two units, and "F" in a class worth three units, and a "B" in a class worth one unit would have a GPA (Grade Point Average) of 2.38, calculated as follows:

4 units of B x 3 points = 12 grade points

3 units of A x 4 points = 12 grade points

2 units of C x 2 points = 4 grade points

3 units of F x 0 points = 0 grade points

1 unit of B x 3 points = 3 grade points

13 total units attempted = 31 total grade points

31 Grade Points = 2.38 Average

13 Total Units Attempted = (or a 2.38 GPA)


Grade Change

The determination of a students grade by the instructor should be final in the absence of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetency. Correction of grades given in error shall be determined through a petition which shall be verified by the instructor. Students have up to one year from the time the grade was assigned to petition for change.

Presidentís Honor Roll and Dean's List

Full-time students earning a grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0 in a semester are included on the President's Honor Roll each semester. Those full-time students who earn a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49 in a semester are placed on the Dean's List. This applies only to students completing 12 or more units of letter grade work per semester.