Academic Standards

Definition of:   Credits, Quality Points, Attempted Hours, Passed Hours, Earned Hours, GPA Hours, Semester Average (Current Term), Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) and Academic Standing.
CREDITS:   Are referred to as the total number of credit hours for a course
QUALITY POINTS:   The figure obtained by multiplying the credit hours of a course by numerical value of the grade assigned.
The numerical value of grades are:

A = 4.0
A- = 3.7
        B+ = 3.3
B = 3.0
B- = 2.7
        C+ = 2.3
C = 2.0
C- = 1.7
        D+ = 1.3
D = 1.0
D- = 0.7
       
F = 0.0


*NOTE: Grades of I, AU, W, 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
      Credits       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 = 1.847 CURRENT GPA

*NOTE: The "I" grade is not used in 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.