Wise Guide

Grading Scale

A student will receive a grade only for each course in which he/she is properly registered.

Grade Value
A+ 4.00
A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.00
F 0.00
FA 0.00
S+/S/S-
Satisfactory performance in an ungraded course. Not computed in grade point average, but counted toward graduation credit hours.
U
0.0 Unsatisfactory performance in an ungraded course and no credit awarded for class.

The grade FA represents Failure for Absence which is given when a student has registered for a course but has irregularly attended class, failed to take the final exam or failed to turn in required work. A student who receives a grade of FA will not be awarded credits toward graduation for that course. Similarly, a student who receives a grade of an F will not be awarded credits toward graduation for that course.

Credit hours are based on 50-minute class hours. One credit hour is given for attending fifty minutes of class per week for one semester of the regular academic year.

The grade point credit received for a course is determined by multiplying the grade point value for the grade received by the number of credit hours assigned to the course. The cumulative grade point average (GPA) is determined by dividing the total amount of grade point credits accumulated in all work taken by the total of the credit hours for all graded courses.

There are several notations in lieu of grades that may be entered on student transcripts. They include:

- EX
Temporary entry indicating an excused delay in the completion of course work.
- AC
Administrative credit is entered when, due to administrative problems not attributable to the student, the examination could not be graded. This notation is not computed in the grade point average, but is counted toward graduation credit hours.
- CR
Indicates successful completion of an activity which receives ungraded academic credit.