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Grading System

Wade College’s grading system uses the letters A, B, C, D, F, WF, P, I, W, Q, CR, T, and IP. Grades are awarded at the end of each trimester as follows: 

Excellent, four grade points per credit hour.
B

Good, three grade points per credit hour.

C

Fair, two grade points per credit hour.

D

Passing, one grade point per credit hour.

F

Failing, no grade points.

WF

Withdraw/Failing, given for an official withdrawal after the first ten (10) weeks of the trimester.  WF is computed as an F in the GPA and CGPA and is counted as credit hours attempted in the quantitative measure of the Wade College Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

P

Pass, indicates passing work.  Awarded in pass/fail courses only.  P is not computed in the GPA and CGPA and is not counted as credit hours successfully completed nor attempted in the quantitative measure of the Wade College Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

I

Incomplete, all coursework is expected to be completed by the end of the trimester. In an emergency, the professor may assign a grade of I when the student has completed 75% of course work and has experienced a documented hardship.  This grade will become an F seven (7) days after the next trimester begins if the work is not completed.  I is not computed in the GPA and CGPA and is not counted as credit hours successfully completed or attempted in the quantitative measure of the Wade College Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

W

Withdrawal, given for withdrawal during the first ten (10) weeks of the trimester or upon return from an approved Leave of Absence if work has not been completed.  W is not computed in the GPA and CGPA but is counted as credit hours attempted in the quantitative measure of the Wade College Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

Q

Withdrawal, given when a student drops a course after the first two (2) weeks of the trimester.  Presidential permission and documentation of extenuating circumstances are required. Q is not computed in the GPA and CGPA and is not counted as credit hours attempted in the quantitative measure of the Wade College Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. A student who receives a grade of Q for all coursework remains an enrolled student unless he or she officially withdraws.

CR

Transfer credit, credit transferred from other accredited post-secondary [college-level] institutions.  CR is not computed in the GPA and CGPA but is applied to the total credits required for graduation and is counted as credit hours successfully completed and attempted in the quantitative measure of the Wade College Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

T

Transfer credit, credit transferred from other accredited post-secondary [college-level] institutions.  T is not computed in the GPA and CGPA but is applied to the total credits required for graduation and is counted as credit hours successfully completed and attempted in the quantitative measure of the Wade College Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

R

Course repeated, when a student repeats a course in residence at Wade College, the grade recorded last is the official grade and is computed in the GPA and CGPA.  Grades achieved in repeated courses will replace the F or WF. 

IP

In progress, course in which the student is currently enrolled.

 

Grade Point Averages

The overall grade point average (GPA) is used to determine student class loads, classification status, and eligibility for graduation.  All GPA calculations are subject to post audit and correction by the Office of the Registrar.

The GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of trimester credit hours attempted.  The number of trimester credit hours attempted includes all courses with grades of A, B, C, D, F, and WF.  Courses with grades of I, P, CR, T, IP, Q, or W are not counted as credit hours attempted in this qualitative measure.  Credit hours are a different measure of academic achievement than contact hours of class attendance.

Cumulative Grade Point Averages

The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) upon which academic standards are based is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points earned in residence at Wade College by the total number of credit hours attempted in residence at Wade College.  Excluded in this calculation are all courses in which the student received grades of I, P, CR, T, IP, Q, or W.  In calculating grade points, grades count as follows:  A, four points per credit hour; B, three points per credit hour; C, two points per credit hour; D, one point per credit hour; and F and WF, zero points.

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