Grades and GPA Calculation

Grade Point Scale

Quality of coursework is graded on the following scale, with a system of grade points used to determine a student's general grade point average or standing:

Grade One Credit Two Credits Three Credits Four Credits Five Credits Six Credits
A 4.00 8.00 12.00 16.00 20.00 24.00
A- 3.67 7.34 11.01 14.68 18.35 22.02
B+ 3.33 6.66 9.99 13.32 16.65 19.98
B 3.00 6.00 9.00 12.00 15.00 18.00
B- 2.67 5.34 8.01 10.68 13.35 16.02
C+ 2.33 4.66 6.99 9.32 11.65 13.98
C 2.00 4.00 6.00 8.00 10.00 12.00
C- 1.67 3.34 5.01 6.68 8.35 10.02
D+ 1.33 2.66 3.99 5.32 6.65 7.98
D 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00
D- 0.67 1.34 2.01 2.68 3.35 4.02
F 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
UW 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

The following grades are also used with special significance in certain programs and are not used in computing the GPA:

CR Credit (see note #1) 0.00
NC No Credit (see note #3) N/A
S Satisfactory (see note #1) 0.00
US Unsatisfactory (see note #3) 0.00
RD Report Delay (see note #3) N/A
RG Registered in course (see note #2) N/A
R Research (see note #1) 0.00
IP Internship in Progress (see note #1) 0.00
W Withdrawal (see note #3) N/A
AUD Audit (see note #3) 0.00
NR Not reported by faculty (see note #3) N/A
NO Non-graded Course (see note #1) 0.00
  1. No grade points. Credit given.
  2. No grade points.
  3. No grade points. No credit given.

A "W" indicates an official withdrawal (within the third to eighth week) from a course and does not affect the student's grade point average.

A "UW" indicates an unofficial withdrawal. Students who register for courses but do not attend classes are given the grade of "UW" which will influence the GPA in the same way as an "F" grade.

A temporary mark of "RD" (report delayed) will be issued in special cases when approved by the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate students) or the deans of the respective schools (graduate students).


Calculating Your Grade Point Average (GPA)

Add the total number of grade points earned and divide this number by the total number of graded credits earned. For example, if you have earned a total of 8 points based on a total of 2 graded credits, your GPA would be 4.00. (i.e. 8.00 grade points ÷ 2 graded credits = 4.00 grade point average)

Please note: Only letter grades ranging from "A" through "F" and "UW" are figured into the Biola grade point average. All other grade types are not included in the calculation of the GPA and should not be included when calculating your GPA.


Quarter Hours vs. Semester Hours

Quarter HoursSemester Hours

6

4.0

5

3.3

4

2.7

3

2.0

2

1.3

1

0.7


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From:
Office of the Registrar
Last Updated:
December 03, 2015
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