Grades and Graduation

CommencementGrade Point Average
The G.P.A is computed by multiplying credit hours by the class numerical grade and then dividing total credits into total grade points. For example:

5 credit course X 4.0 (A) = 20 grade points
3 credit course X 3.0 (B) = 9 grade points
8 credits = 29 grade points

29.00 grade points / 8 credits = 3.62 grade point average (G.P.A.)

The grade calculation takes into account pluses (+) and minuses (-) so that the value of the class numerical grade is more specific.  For example, the class numerical value for a (B-, B and B+) will differ; each of them will not be equal to (3.0) as they previously did. 

Applying for Graduation
Undergraduate students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and complete at least 128 semester hours of credit to graduate. All candidates for degree must file a formal application for graduation with the Registrar’s office. Baccalaureate candidates apply in the semester in which they expect to attain their 135th credit hour or approximately the semester before they expect to graduate. Your academic adviser in your college will do a graduation checklist with you at any time during your academic program to determine which courses you still need before graduation.