Grade/GPA Info

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Computation of Grade Point Average (GPA)

Following are grade point values used in the Southwestern College grading system:

Effective Fall 2001:

A+/A =4.000 C =2.000
A- =3.667 C- =1.667
B+ =3.333 D+ =1.333
B =3.000 D =1.000
B- =2.667 D- =0.667
C+ =2.333 F =0.000


Prior to Fall 2001:
A = 4.0
B = 3.0
C = 2.0
D = 1.0
F = 0.0

Following are grades NOT used in computing GPAs:
WD = Withdrawal from a course
AW = Administrative withdrawal
I = Incomplete work
S = Satisfactory work
U = Unsatisfactory work
AU = Audit
NGR = No grade reported

For the purpose of grade point average calculation, transfer grades which are given with a “+” or “-” will be calculated as simply the letter grade (e.g., grades of B-, B, and B+ will all be credited with 3.0 grade points per credit).

Steps to Figure Cumulative (or Major) GPA:

1. Sum the total number of Quality Points for any given semester(s). Quality points are determined by multiplying the number of credits of a class by the grade point values. For example, a "A-" (3.667 grade points) received in a 3-credit class would earn 11.01 quality points.

2. Divide total number of Quality Points by total number of GPAcredits (or total earned hours if GPAcredits not available). For example, 95 Quality Points divided by 30 GPAcredits (earned hours) would equal a 3.167 GPA.


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