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.

ACADEMIC STANDING: A student's academic standing is determined on the basis of cumulative GPA and total credits accumulated at MCC (including hours for "F" grades).

Total
Credit Hours
      Academic
Suspension
      Good Academic Standing
Academic Probation       Satisfactory Progress

0 - 12
13 - 23
24 - 44
45 or more

0.0 - 1.49
0.0 - 1.74
0.0 - 1.79
0.0 - 1.99

1.50 - 1.74
1.75 - 1.89
1.80 - 1.99
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1.75+
1.90+
2.00+
2.00+
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