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2020-21 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Version B | Academic Policies and Procedures

Grade Point Information

Quality Points

Quality points per credit hour are assigned to each letter grade as follows: A=4; A-=3.7; B+=3.3; B=3.0; B-=2.7; C+=2.3; C=2.0; C-=1.7; D+=1.3; D=1.0; D-=0.7; F=0.00.

Grade Point Average

The grade point average (GPA) is the numerical average of the letter grades the student has received. It is determined by multiplying the quality points of each letter grade by the number of semester hours in that particular course, adding all such products, and dividing by the total number of semester hours. For example, the procedure for a student with 3 semester hours of A, 2 semester hours of B, and 3 semester hours of C is as follows: (3 x 4) + (2 x 3) + (3 x 2) = 24 quality points. Twenty-four quality points divided by 8 semester hours gives a 3.00 grade point average. In order to graduate, a student must have a grade point average of 2.00 (Note: Some programs require a grade point average higher than 2.00.) Transfer credit is not used in computing a student’s grade point average at Roberts Wesleyan. Courses taken through cross registration at Rochester Area Colleges are used in computing the grade point average.