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