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LEARNING YOUR GRADES

Learn your grades by logging into the MyGBC Self-Service Center.

GRADING SYSTEM

The formula for computing your Grade Point Average is as follows:

  1. Multiply the number of credits for each course completed by the grade points (from chart below) earned for that course. For example, if you earned a B- in a 3 credit course the result for that course is 3 x 2.7 = 8.1
  2. Repeat for all courses completed with an A through F grade. Total the results.
  3. Divide the total by the total of credits received for courses with A through F grades. This is your GPA.

Grade Points General Definition Work Demonstration
A
A-

4.0
3.7

Superior,
demonstrates
exceptional
competence
  • An ability to transcend the obvious, apply principles innovatively, and relate theoretical concepts to everyday life. Resulting insights are often personal and illuminating.
  • A capacity to develop ideas flexibly and fluently, yet with control and purpose.
B+
B
B-
3.3
3.0
2.7
Above average,
demonstrates
competence
  • An ability to absorb ideas and experience in understanding concepts and principles and to interpret them meaningfully in a context of the student's own conceptions.
  • A capacity to develop an idea with a clear sense of order.
C+
C
C-
2.3
2.0
1.7
Average,
suggests
competence
  • Satisfactory understanding of concepts and principles
  • Applications of classroom-based learning often lacks depth and insight
D+
D
D-
1.3
1.0
0.7
Below average,
suggests
incompetence
  • A frequent inability to express competence.
  • A limited understanding much of the subject matter.
  • A lack of commitment or failure to follow instructions.
F 0.0 Failure,
demonstrates
incompetence
  • Work has failed to meet the minimum requirement for the course.
  • Student may not be adequately prepared for the courses which follow.
P N/A The “P” is a passing grade, signifying a grade of C- or higher. This grade can be used as an elective for certain degree programs. Since it doesn’t accumulate grade-points, it won’t reflect a change in the cumulative Grade Point Average on a transcript.
S N/A The Satisfactory grade indicates that a student earned a C- or above in the completion of course objectives. The “S” grade is not computed in the grade point average.
U N/A The Unsatisfactory grade indicates that a student earned a D+ or below in the completion of course objectives. The “U” grade is not computed in the grade point average.
I N/A You may receive a final report of “I,” or incomplete, if you have completed at least 3/4 of the course with a grade of “C” or better, but are unable to complete the class for good cause. You must arrange for the incomplete with your instructor and complete Fall courses by March 15 or Spring/Summer courses by October 15. Failure to do so will result in an “F“ grade.
W N/A You may opt to drop a course before 60% of the course has elapsed, which will result in your receiving a “W“ grade. The “W“ is not used in computing your cumulative grade-point average; however, the “W“ grade will appear on your permanent transcript. It is your responsibility to withdraw formally from a course. If you do not complete a course and failed to officially withdraw, you will automatically receive an “F“.

Veterans and any other students receiving financial aid who withdraw from classes may experience penalties, and may be required to repay part or all of the benefits received for that course. If you are contemplating changes in enrollment, you should first obtain the advice of the Director of Student Financial Services.
AD N/A This indicates a course for which you will receive neither credit nor a grade.
NR N/A This is a temporary grade indicating that it has not yet been submitted by faculty.


GRADE APPEALS

Click here for grade appeal procedures.

DEAN'S LIST

Each semester, students whose academic performance meets all of the following criteria are honored for their performance with a personal letter. The distinction is posted on transcripts.

  • A declared major
  • A 3.50 to 4.0 grade-point average
  • Confirmed enrollment for 12 or more credits [pass/withdraw, developmental (refresher), or community service courses are not included]
  • No "I" (incomplete) grades.

 

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