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|Policy/Operational Procedure Name:
Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation
Assistant Dean, Student Information and Records/Registrar
Student Development and Support Department
|Next Review Date:
Durham Technical Community College (Durham Tech) employs a letter grading system to evaluate the student’s performance in meeting the stated objectives of the classroom, laboratory, shop, clinical setting, or work experience.
Durham Tech uses a Grade Point Average (GPA) as a common indicator of academic success. There are three calculations used to determine students’ academic progress: (1) cumulative GPA, (2) program GPA, and (3) overall GPA for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). All GPAs are based on a 4.0 scale.
This policy provides an explanation of the grade point calculation process and applies to all curriculum students.
Cumulative Grade Point Average
GPA calculated using every course completed. When a course is repeated, only the best grade is included.
Program Grade Point Average
GPA calculated using the courses that fulfill the student’s program of study. When a course is repeated, only the best grade is included.
Overall GPA for SAP
GPA calculated using every course completed. Grades for all attempts of a course are included.
Developmental Education Courses
These courses provide opportunities for improvement in the areas of English grammar and composition, reading and mathematics.
Academic English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Courses
These courses offer students a way to improve their skills in reading and writing in Standard Academic US English. They differ from ESL classes because ESL classes focus on everyday social English with only a minimal focus on the academic expectations in reading and writing.
A course that is required to be completed prior to enrolling in another course.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Earning at least a 2.0 overall GPA, completing at least 67% of courses attempted, and not exceeding 150% of required program credit hours.
|College Council or Committee||7/2/2015 (RC), 5/25/2017 (LC (update)||8/28/2015, 5/25/2017 (LC (update)|
|College-Wide and Legal Review||8/13-26/2015||NA|
|Board of Trustees Review||NA||NA|