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Evaluations and Grade Values



The grade point average (GPA) is calculated by (1) multiplying the credits by the grade value which determines quality points, (2) adding the total number of quality points; (3) adding the total number of credits; (4) dividing the quality points by the quality hours.

All courses given at WITS require a grade of D to earn credit.

Although no credit is given for failing grades, all grades, except for pass (P), withdraw (W), and incomplete (I) are recorded and calculated as part of the GPA. Transfer courses are not calculated in the GPA.



Academic Honors​

Full-time students earning a grade point average of A 3.5 and higher are included on the Dean’s List for that semester. This designation is noted on the transcript for each semester earned.


Upon degree conferral, the following Latin designations will be noted on the final transcript and on the diploma:


Cum Laude (With Honor) – Cumulative GPA 3.5 –3.69

Magna Cum Laude (With High Honor) – Cumulative GPA 3.7 –3.89

Summa Cum Laude (With Highest Honor) – Cumulative GPA 3.9 and higher

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