Grading System

Triton College will use the following system of grading for all courses in all programs (except where indicated):

A

Excellent

4 points per semester hour

B

Good

3 points per semester hour

C

Fair

2 points per semester hour

D

Poor

1 point per semester hour

F

Failure

0 points per semester hour

I

Incomplete

0 points per semester hour

W

Withdrawn

No penalty

P

Pass

Credit only, no grade-point value

R

Reschedule

No penalty, no credit

T

Audit

No penalty, no credit

Grades of "P" or "R"; "P" or "F" are assigned in specific approved courses based on individual academic department policy. (Students should contact the instructor for information on pass/fail grades.)

Policy # 5205; last updated: 06/20/95

Computing the Grade-Point Average

A student’s overall academic record is stated in terms of a grade-point average (GPA). The formula for computing the GPA is as follows:

Grade points (see "Grading system" above) x semester hours graded "A" through "F"/semester hours graded "A" through "F" = GPA.

Example: If a student earns an "A" in a course with five semester hours of credit and a "C" in a course with two semester hours of credit, his/her GPA would be computed:

4 x 5

=

20

grade points

2 x 2

=

4

grade points

 

 

24

grade points/seven total semester hours

= 3.429 GPA.