Grading

Grade Definitions and Points  

The following grades are used at ACU. The grade point values shown are per semester hour of credit.

Grade MarksGrade MeaningGrade Points
AExcellent4.0
BGood3.0
CAverage2.0
DInferior but passing1.0
FFailing0.0
IIncomplete0.0
IPIn-ProgressNot counted
PPassingNot counted
CRCreditNot counted
NCNo-CreditNot counted
WWithdrewNot counted
WFWithdrew while failing0.0

GPA Calculation Examples

Semester GPA  

A student takes 15 hours, makes three A’s and two B’s.

By using our formula, 54.0 quality points ÷ 15 hours, we know that this student's first semester GPA is 3.6.

Fall Freshman Year Quality Points= (hours attempted x grade points awarded)
BIBL 1013 hrsA3 hrs x 4.0= 12.0
ENGL 1113 hrsB3 hrs x 3.0= 9.0
BIOL 1013 hrsB3 hrs x 3.0= 9.0
CORE 1103 hrsA3 hrs x 4.0= 12.0
ART 1013 hrsA3 hrs x 4.0= 12.0

The same student takes 13 hours his/her second semester and makes two A’s, two B’s and a C.

By using our formula, 40.0 quality points ÷ 13 hours, we know that this student's second semester GPA is now 3.076.

Spring Freshman Year Quality Points= (hours attempted x grade points awarded)
BIBL 1023 hrsA3 hrs x 4.0= 12.0
ENGL 1123 hrsB3 hrs x 3.0= 9.0
PSYC 1203 hrsC3 hrs x 2.0= 6.0
MATH 1203 hrsB3 hrs x 3.0= 9.0
PEAC 1001 hrA1 hrs x 4.0= 4.0

Cumulative GPA  

Cumulative GPA is not the average of each semester GPA. 

By using our formula, 94.0 quality points ÷ 28 hours, we know that this student's cumulative GPA is 3.357.
 

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