Grades and Grade Points

UACCB’s grading policy reflects the quality of performance and achievement of competency by students who complete one or more credit courses. Faculty are responsible for determining and assigning both grades and status based upon objective appraisal and evaluation of the student’s performance. Grading standards are provided to students in writing at the beginning of each course in the course syllabus. The College uses the following four-point grading scale:

Grade Description Quality Points 
A Excellent 4
B Good 3
C Average 2
D Poor/Below Average 1
F Failure 0
P Pass 0
N Did Not Pass 0

A student’s grade point average is determined by dividing the total number of quality points by the total number of credit hours attempted. All course work completed with assigned grades of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” is to be considered in calculating the cumulative GPA.

For a student who retakes courses, only the highest grade is calculated into the cumulative GPA and hours earned for the student. The first grade of the course will, however, still appear on the student’s transcript.

Basic skills courses are taken for non-degree credit, although the grade is calculated into the cumulative GPA. Credit awarded does not count toward certificate or degree completion but does count toward Title IV financial aid eligibility.

Courses transferred to UACCB are not calculated into a student’s cumulative GPA.