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Grading System and Grade Point Average Calculation Quality Points per Grade Semester Hour
A (Excellent) 4.0
B (Good) 3.0
C (Satisfactory) 2.0
D (Passing) 1.0
F (Failure) 0.0
W (Withdrew, no penalty) 0.0
WF (Withdrew, failing) 0.0
I (Incomplete) 0.0
IP (In Progress) 0.0
S (Satisfactory) 0.0
U (Unsatisfactory) 0.0
V (Audit, no credit) 0.0
K (Credit by Examination) 0.0
NR (Grade Not Reported) 0.0
# Academic Renewal (forgiveness policy). Course grade not counted in computation of grade point average. Hours earned for grades of A, B, C and S.
% Learning support grade symbol. Course grade not counted in computation of grade point average or hours earned.
* College preparatory curriculum. Course grade counted in computation of grade point average, but not in earned hours.
Course Repeat Symbols
A - Course grade averaged in grade point average
E - Course grade excluded from grade point average and hours earned
I - Course grade included in grade point average and hours earned
Policy before Fall 2012:
When a course is repeated, only the last grade earned counts in earned hours requirements, grade point average hours and overall grade point average. All course work taken remains on the students' academic records. Students may repeat any course. However, the grade earned in the last attempt will determine the number of quality points assigned for calculation of grade point average.
Policy effective Fall 2012:
Students may repeat any course. However, when a course is repeated, all grades earned for each attempt count in earned hours requirements, grade point average hours and overall grade point average. All course work taken remains on the students' academic records.
Academic Policies and Programs
The letters S and U may be used for completion of degree requirements other than academic course work (such as student teaching, clinical practice, etc.). WF (Withdrew, Failing) is recorded for any student withdrawing after the mid-term date. Grades received in learning support courses are not computed in the grade point average. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the dean of the college in which the course is taught and will be approved only on the basis of hardship.
An incomplete grade that has not been removed by the mid-term of the following semester is changed to a grade of F, unless the instructor recommends an extension in writing, addressed to the appropriate dean.
Grade Point Average Calculation
Three academic grade point averages (GPAs) are displayed on students' transcripts.
Institutional GPA. Determined by dividing the total honor points earned by the total hours attempted on all course work taken at Armstrong only.
Transfer GPA. Determined by dividing the total honor points earned by the total hours attempted on all transfer course work taken at other institutions.
Overall GPA. Determined by dividing the total honor points earned by the total hours attempted on all course work taken at Armstrong and elsewhere.
A HOPE GPA is calculated for HOPE scholarship recipients and displayed on the Permanent Student Record located on the web. The HOPE GPA includes all attempted hours and may differ from a student's Overall GPA.