Frequently Asked Questions
Students' grades are available on the web. Students who wish to have their grades mailed must leave a self-addressed stamped envelope at the Office of Admissions and Records.
Mid-term grades will be issued to all freshmen students. Instructors of classes with freshmen will be required to notify each freshman student, in writing, of the student's mid-term grade before the official last day to drop classes (7th week, 35th class day).
Each grade is worth a predetermined number of grade points as indicated below. Total grade points are established by multiplying the number of credits of a course times the number of grade points of the grade received.
The grade point average is determined by dividing the number of grade points earned by the number of course credits attempted. In computing the number of grade points earned, each letter grade is assigned a certain grade point value per credit hour as follows:
- Each credit hour of A = 4 points
- Each credit hour of B = 3 points
- Each credit hour of C = 2 points
- Each credit hour of D = 1 point
- Each credit hour of F = 0 points
English 150 is a three credit course. If a grade of "B" was received, multiply three credits times three grade points for a total of nine grade points (3 credits x 3 grade points = 9 grade points).
Psychology 101 is a three credit course. If a grade of "C" was received, it would produce an additional six grade points (3 credits x 2 grade points = 6 grade points).
Add the nine grade points from English 150 and the six grade points from Psychology 101 for a total of 15 grade points. Then, divide the total grade points (15) by the total number of credits (6) to determine the grade point average for the two courses. In this case, the grade point average is 2.50 (15: 6 = 2.50). Remember, the total grade points divided by the total credits attempted equals the grade point average (GPA).