Grade Point System

Students are required to maintain a certain level of quality points while completing the required number of credit hours for an associate degree, diploma, or certificate. The standard is based on the quality point system. The grade received in a course indicates the number of quality points per semester hour. Grade points are computed by multiplying the number of semester hour credits per course by the grade earned. The grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of semester hours taken. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required for graduation. In the calculation of the grade point average, a repeated course will be counted only once in computing net semester hours taken. The highest grade earned on a repeated course will determine the number of quality points earned. Quality points earned per semester hour are as follows:

(Grades of E, W, WF, TR, AU, and any grade with an asterisk behind it, do not earn quality points.)

Sample computation of GPA:

Grade Point Conversion x Semester Hours = Quality Points
A = 4 x 3 = 12
B = 3 x 3 = 9
C = 2 x 4 = 8
F = 0 x 3 = 0
Totals: 13 29

(Divide products total by total semester hours.)

29 / 13 = 2.231 GPA

NOTE:  A lifetime GPA will be calculated upon request for the purpose of Life Scholarship eligibility.