Example of GPA Calculation

Course Grade Point Value Credits Grade Points
City Seminar I B+ 3.30 3 9.9
Ethnographies of Work I C 2.00 3 6.0
Statistics A B- 2.70 1.5 4.05
Totals 7.5 19.95

 

The GPA equals the result of dividing 19.95 total grade points earned by the total of 7.5 credits carried by the courses taken. This result, known as the quotient, is 2.66 or, approximately, a B-minus average.

Students who officially withdraw during the program adjustment or refund period will have no grade recorded. Courses dropped during this period are deleted from the student’s record and do not appear on the transcript.

All courses or credits for which a student is officially registered after the end of the program adjustment period will be considered “attempted credits.”Students who do not withdraw officially will receive a grade of “F” or “WU,” which is computed in the GPA as an “F.”

A grade of “W” is assigned to students who officially withdraw from a class after the refund period and before two-thirds of the semester or session has elapsed. It is awarded only when the student clearly has good and sufficient reasons for withdrawing from the course. The grade of “W” is an official withdrawal, and the college must maintain documentation of when the withdrawal occurred.

A grade of “WF” indicates a student was failing a course at the time of withdrawal. The withdrawal may be initiated by the student or by the college. It is an official withdrawal, and the college must maintain documentation of when the withdrawal occurred.

A grade of “WN” is assigned to students who never attended a class and did not officially withdraw.

A grade of “WU” is assigned to students who attended a minimum of one class and stopped attending but did not officially withdraw.

NOTE: The “WF,” “WN” and “WU” grades are not to be used interchangeably. WF and WU grades have a zero value in the quality points index, but the “WF” is an official withdrawal initiated either by the student or the college. The administrative grade of WN is assigned when the college has established a student did not begin attendance and has no impact on the GPA.

The grade of “INC” (Incomplete): The grade of “INC” will lapse to a “FIN” grade according to a deadline the college establishes but no later than the last day of the following semester or its equivalent, excluding the summer session. An instructor should give an “INC” grade in consultation with the student within the following guidelines:

  • only when a student who has completed at least 75% of the course requirements and, based on that work, is passing the course and can reasonably be expected to complete the course requirements no later than the last day of the following semester or its equivalent
  • when a student has been absent from the final exam and a make-up exam is scheduled no later than the last day of the following semester or its equivalent, excluding the summer session
  • when determining the final grade requires further evaluation for reasons other than the procedures for imposition of sanctions related to the Board’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Pending grades: The “PEN” grade is temporary, awarded when giving the final grade requires further evaluation and when a grade of incomplete is inappropriate. “PEN” may be used to facilitate the implementation of sanctions procedures when the college must hold a student’s grade in abeyance pending the outcome of an academic review process. The “PEN” grade will not lapse. Final determination of a grade will depend on the instructor’s evaluation or the outcome of the college’s academic review process.

The grade of “NC” (No Credit): The grade of “NC” represents a non-punitive failure indicating unsatisfactory course completion. The grade may also be used for administrative actions such as disciplinary dismissals. It does not count in a student’s GPA and should not be used in lieu of “INC” or the withdrawal grades. Other than the rare instance such as a disciplinary dismissal, the grade of “NC” is limited at The New Community College to the courses in the core curriculum: LASC 101, LASC 102, SOSC 111, SOSC 113, ENGL 103, MATH 103, MATH 103A, MATH 103B.

Course completion: To satisfy the program pursuit requirements for state financial assistance awards (Section 145-2.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner), the grades of “W,” “WA,” “WF,” “WN” and “WU” signify that a course was not completed. All other grades signify that a course was completed.

Transcript grades: Any student transcript we send must include a grade for every course in which a student was officially registered. As noted above, courses dropped during the program adjustment period do not appear on the transcripts. All courses not dropped during this period will appear on the transcript with one of the grades listed in this glossary.

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