Grading and Your GPA

Each semester, the University issues two types of grade reports: mid-semester deficiency reports and final grade reports.

Mid-semester DEFICIENCY report

In the middle of each semester, students are notified by the Office of the Registrar, through the campus email, if their performance in a course is unsatisfactory. Although neither entered on a student’s permanent record nor sent to parents or guardians, mid-semester deficiency reports are available to the Office of Academic & Career┬áServices and to each B.A./B.S. advisor. Because a “U” is a warning that significant improvement is needed, the student should consult instructors, advisors and the Office of Academic & Career┬áServices for assistance.

Final grade report

Students will view their grades by logging into the EagleNet portal at the end of each semester. According to the Family Education and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, a federal law, a student’s educational record may not be disclosed to anyone outside the University, including parents, without the student’s written permission. A student may complete a form in the Office of the Registrar giving the College permission to send his/her parent(s) a copy of the grade report. (Consult the Student Handbook, “Educational Records” Section.)

Undergraduate Grading Scale

Academic performance in a course is rated according to the following system:

A 4.00 quality points unusual excellence
A- 3.70 quality points
B+ 3.30 quality points
B 3.00 quality points work distinctly above average
B- 2.70 quality points
C+ 2.30 quality points
C 2.00 quality points work of average or medium quality
C- 1.70 quality points
D+ 1.30 quality points
D 1.00 quality points lowest passing mark, work of below-average quality
F 0.00 quality points failure (result: no credit in the course)

The following grades carry 0.00 quality points:

PA Pass in a Pass/Fail Course
FA Failure in a Pass/Fail Course
SA Satisfactory
UN Unsatisfactory
W Course Withdrawal
I Incomplete
G Delayed Grade
CR Credit by Exam
NG Audit
NC No Credit
ZC Zero Credit

How to Compute Your GPA

Each course carries a credit value (1-6) and each grade received carries a quality point value (0.00 – 4.00). To compute your GPA, multiply the credit value by the quality point value to get the quality points received for that course. Repeat this for each course in a semester and total your credits attempted, and quality points. Divide quality points by credits attempted to get your GPA.

Course
Grade
Credits Attempted
Credits Earned
Quality Points
GPA
MATH0111
A
3.0
3.0
12.00
ENGL0101
B-
3.0
3.0
8.10
PSYC0101
D
3.0
3.0
3.00
BIOL0121
F
4.0
0.0
0.00
Totals:
13.0
9.0
23.10
1.77