MastersCollege

The Master's College

Grades

Quality of course work is graded on the following scale, with a system of grade points used to determine a student's general grade point average or standing:

Symbol Grade Points Explanation
A 4 Thorough mastery of a subject material & demonstrated effective use of creative resourcefulness.
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3 Good mastery of subject material, and evidences ability to effectively use acquired knowledge.
B 3
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3 Average grasp of subject material.
C 2
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3 Minimal grasp of subject material.
D 1
D- 0.7
F 0 Failure to attain minimal grasp of subject material.

Academic Terms & Definitions

Abbreviation Term Credit Definition
I Incomplete 0.00 An incomplete will be granted only upon submission of a completed Incomplete Contract to the Office of the Registrar.
IP In Progress 0.00 Course in progress.
F Failure 0.00 No credit or grade points given. This policy means that all units attempted which are shown on the permanent record card as F will be charged against the student with a value of 0.00 grade points. The effect of this will be to lower the overall GPA.
W Withdraw 0.00 Withdrawal from course from third week of classes through twelfth week. After the twelfth week an automatic F is recorded except for serious illness.
P Pass 0.00 Indicates that the student passed a course but credits do not count toward graduation, such as Developmental Mathematics or Strategies for College Success.
AUD Audit 0.00 Student receives no credit, but participates in a course without any responsibility to take examinations, complete homework or be evaluated. Audit registration will appear on the student's record but will not be included in computing the academic load.
NC No Credit 0.00 No Credit
CR Credit 0.00 Credit is measured in semester units.

Grade Point Average Information

Grade Point Scale

Grade One Unit Two Units Three Units Four Units Five Units Six Units
A 4.00 8.00 12.00 16.00 20.00 24.00
A- 3.70 7.40 11.10 14.80 18.50 22.20
B+ 3.30 6.60 9.90 13.20 16.50 19.80
B 3.00 6.00 9.00 12.00 15.00 18.00
B- 2.70 5.40 8.10 10.80 13.50 16.20
C+ 2.30 4.60 6.90 9.20 11.50 13.80
C 2.00 4.00 6.00 8.00 10.00 12.00
C- 1.70 3.40 5.10 6.80 8.50 10.20
D+ 1.30 2.60 3.90 5.20 6.50 7.80
D 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00
D- 0.70 1.40 2.10 2.80 3.50 4.20
F 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

To calculate your grade point average (GPA):

Add the total number of grade points earned and divide this number by the total number of graded units earned.

For example, if you have earned a total of 8 grade points based on a total of 2 graded units, your GPA would be 4.00. (i.e. 8.00 grade points/2 graded units earned=4.00 grade point average).