Grading System

New Grading Scale

In Fall 2013, UCCI implemented a new Grading System, which became applicable to all students enrolled from that semester going forward. Grades earned in prior semesters were to remain the same. The main features of the new scale are:

1.           Addition of an ‘A-‘ grade

2.           Higher cumulative GPA of 2.0 (a ‘C’ average) to qualify for graduation

3.           Minimum requirement of ‘D’ grade upped from 45% to 50%

 Old Scale up to Summer 2013

Grade

%

GPA

A

85–100

4.0

B+

80–84

3.5

B

75–79

3.0

B-

70–74

2.75

C+

65–69

2.5

C

60–64

2.0

C-

55–59

1.75

D

45–54

1

F

0–44

0

New Scale Effective Fall 2013

Grade

%

GPA

A

90–100

4.0

A-

85–89

3.75

B+

80–84

3.5

B

75–79

3.0

B-

70–74

2.75

C+

65–69

2.5

C

60–64

2.0

C-

55–59

1.75

D

50–54

1

F

0–49

0

The following grades have no numeric values and are therefore excluded from the GPA calculation.

GRADE

DEFINITION

*

Grade forgiveness

AU

Audit

AW

Administrative Withdrawal

DG

Deferred Grade

I

Incomplete

NA

Never Attended

P/PA

Pass

TR

Transfer credit

W

Withdrawn without academic penalty

WF

Withdrawn Failing

WP

Withdrawn Passing

How to Calculate Your Grade Point Average (GPA)

Each student from the second semester of attendance obtains a semester and cumula- tive Grade Point Average, which is the sum total of all grades earned over all semesters of attendance. These averages represent the quality of a student’s performance on a 4.0 scale, and determine his or her academic standing (good standing, probation, suspension, etc.), and eligibility for honours, such as the Dean’s List, President’s List, scholarships and graduation honours.

 Letter Grades and Grade-Point Equivalents

Grades and numerical grade-point equivalents have been set for varying levels of academic achievement.

 Semester/Session Grade-Point Average

A student’s grade-point average is the weighted mean value of all grade points earned in a semester/session.

 GPA Calculation

To calculate a grade point average (see table below):

1.           Determine the grade points earned in each course by multiplying course credits by the corresponding grade point equivalent.

2.           Add the grade points earned in each course to calculate a semester total.

3.           Divide this sum by the number of credits taken to determine the semester/session grade-point average. In the example below, 40.75 grade points ÷ 17 credits = 2.39 grade point average.

 

Course

Grade Earned

Credits

 

Grade Point Equiv.

 

Grade Point Total

ENG 101

B+

3.00

x

3.50

=

10.50

MAT 111

C

3.00

x

2.00

=

6.00

SPA 101

F

4.00

x

0.00

=

0.00

CHE 111

A

4.00

x

4.00

=

16.00

COM 110

B-

3.00

x

2.75

=

8.25

Total

 

17.00

 

 

 

40.75

 GPA = 40.75/17.00 = 2.39

N.B. Four-credit courses have a disproportionate impact on a student’s GPA. Pass/Fail courses are excluded from the GPA calculation