Evaluations and Grade Values
A student’s Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by (1) multiplying the credit hours by the grade value which determines quality points; (2) adding the total number of quality points; (3) adding the total number of credit hours; (4) dividing the quality points by the quality hours. GPA is not calculated for transfer courses but is calculated for inter-institution courses.
Full-time students earning a GPA of 3.5 and higher are included on the Dean’s List for that semester. This designation is noted on the transcript each semester that is it earned.
Upon degree conferral, the following Latin designations will be noted on the final transcript and on the diploma:
Cum Laude – cumulative GPA 3.5 – 3.69
Magna Cum Laude – cumulative GPA 3.7 – 3.89
Summa Cum Laude – cumulative GPA 3.9 and higher