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Academic Standards

Definitions

CREDITS

Are referred to as the total number of credit hours for a course.

QUALITY POINTS

The figure obtained by multiplying a course's credit hours by numerical value of the grade assigned. The numerical value of grades is:

A = 4.0 

B+ = 3.3

C+ = 2.3

D+ = 1.3

A- = 3.7

B = 3.0

C = 2.0

D = 1.0

 

B- = 2.7

C- = 1.7

D- = 0.7

Grades of I, AU, W, WI and R have neither credit nor quality points assigned. 

ATTEMPTED HOURS

Includes all credit and non-credit bearing courses with grades of 'A' - 'F', 'W' and 'I'. It also includes Transfer Credits and Excluded courses.

PASSED HOURS

Includes all credit and non-credit bearing courses with grades of 'A' - 'F'. It also includes Transfer Credits.

EARNED HOURS

Includes all credit bearing hours with grades of 'A' - 'F'. It also includes Transfer Credits.

GPA HOURS

Includes all MCC credit-bearing hours with grades of 'A' - 'F'.

SEMESTER AVERAGE - GPA for Current Term

Calculate only for credit courses completed during the semester with grades of A, A-, B+,B,B-,C+,C,C-,D+,D,D- or F as follows:

  1. Determine the quality points earned for each MCC credit-bearing course.
  2. Total the Quality Points for all of the courses.
  3. Total the Credits for all courses.
  4. Divide the total Quality Points by the Credits. 

Example:

Course Quality Hours Grade Quality Point
Value
Total Quality Points

ENG

101

3

F

0

(3 X 0.0)

= 0.0

GEO

101

4

C-

1.7

(4 X 1.7)

= 6.8

ART

103

*

I

*

(---------)

*

HIS

103

3

B

3

(3 X 3.0)

= 9.0

MAT

170

3

D+

1.3

(3 X 1.3)

= 3.9

PE

101

2

A

4

(2 X 4.0)

= 8.0

 
     
  15       27.7
       
      27.7 / 15 = 1.846    CURRENT GPA

 

 

*NOTE:  The "I" grade is not used computation of GPA. This computation is for one semester only.

CUMULATIVE AVERAGE

Cumulative average is based upon quality points and GPA hours earned at MCC. It is calculated by dividing the total quality points by the total GPA hours.

**PLEASE NOTE: Transfer credit & Credit by Exam are not included in the computation of the cumulative GPA.