The Semester System

The academic year is divided into two semesters of approximately sixteen weeks and a summer term of eleven weeks. Credit is awarded based on standard criteria of hours students receive instruction in a semester.

Quality Points and Grade Point Average - (GPA)

A - 4 quality points per hour

B - 3 quality points per hour

C - 2 quality points per hour

D - 1 quality point per hour

F - 0 quality points per hour

The student’s scholastic standing or GPA is obtained by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of semester hours attempted for which the grades of A, B, C, D, or F are assigned.