The college operates on a quality-point alpha grading system as follows:

GRADE/SYMBOL

NUMERIC RANGE

QUALITY POINTS

A

95–100

4.00

A-

90–94

3.66

B+

87–89

3.33

B

84–86

3.00

B-

80–83

2.66

C+

77–79

2.33

C

74–76

2.00

C-

70–73

1.66

D

65–69

1.00

F

below 65

0.00

P

N/A

0.00

HP

N/A

0.00

NS

N/A

0.00

AW

N/A

0.00

I

N/A

0.00

TC

N/A

0.00

AU

N/A

0.00

W

N/A

0.00

IP

N/A

0.00

At the end of each course, the student's grades will be posted on CIA Main Menu. If the student feels there has been a grading error, they should immediately contact the instructor, who may authorize a Grade Correction Form to correct the error.

Note: for more information on grading symbols and what they mean, please see Grading Symbols.

Calculating a Grade Point Average (GPA)

The GPA is calculated by multiplying the credits earned by the grade points for each course separately to calculate the quality points. All the quality points are then added together, and the total is divided by credits earned, including credits for "F" grades that have not been repeated.

Example:

BUSM-245 1.5 credits—grade: B+
CULP-122 3.0 credits—grade: C

1.5 credits x 3.33 (B+) = 4.995 Quality Points
3.0 credits x 2.00 (C) = 6.00 Quality Points

4.5 total credits = 10.995 total Quality Points

10.995 (total Quality Points) ÷ 4.5 (total credits) = 2.44 GPA