Grade Point Averages

Semester Grade Point Average (GPA) — The semester GPA is the average based on all credit courses taken during the academic term. The semester grade point average does not include credits earned at other colleges, credits associated with learning support classes, credits earned through the credit-by-examination process, credits for which the college does not assign quality points, and courses otherwise excluded by college policy. Grades earned for learning support classes affect satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) — The CGPA reflects the total credit hours earned and determines scholastic standing of students. The CGPA is the grade point average calculated on all attempts of all academic credit courses taken at Athens Technical College. The cumulative grade point average does not include credits earned at other colleges, credits associated with learning support classes, credits earned through the credit-by-examination process, credits for which the college does not assign quality points, and courses otherwise excluded by college policy. The director of registration and records recalculates the CGPA at the end of each semester.

Graduation Grade Point Average (GGPA) — The GGPA include only those courses required for graduation. When students take courses more than once, the highest grade earned is used in calculating the GGPA. The GGPA does not include credits earned at other colleges, credits associated with learning support classes, credits earned through the credit-by-examination process, credits for which the college does not assign quality points, and courses otherwise excluded by college policy. Students must earn a minimum 2.0 graduation grade point average, regardless of academic standing, in order to graduate from the college.

Grade Reports — Grade reports are available via students' BannerWeb accounts. Grades are typically available for viewing seven days after the last day of the semester. Directions on how to view grades online are available on the college website. Students are expected to review their final grades at the conclusion of every semester and to follow the procedures and timelines specified in the Grade Discrepancy Policy if they wish to contest a final grade.

Calculation of Grade Point Averages — A grade point average is calculated by completing the following steps:

  1. Multiply the credit hours of each course by the points associated with the grade earned.

  2. Add the points earned for all courses.

  3. Divide the total points by the total number of credit hours attempted.

The assigned values for grades are:

A

4 points

B

3 points

C

2 points

D

1 point

F

0 points

WF

0 points







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