Grading Scale

Grading Policy

Course grades are a reflection of student mastery of course learning outcomes. Faculty may evaluate student performance through quizzes, exams, discussion posts, class participation, research work, essays, group projects, and other appropriate assessments.

ACHS Grading Scale

ACHS uses a letter grading system. All courses and course grades, except those courses dropped during the drop period, are recorded on a student’s permanent academic transcript. Only grades earned at ACHS are computed in the Grade Point Average (GPA). 

The following chart provides a breakdown of letter grade to percentage grade and Grade Point Average (GPA): 

 

Letter Grade

Percentage Grade

GPA Points

Included in GPA

Included in 

Total Attempted Credits

A+

> 96%

4.0

Yes

Yes

A

93-95%

4.0

Yes 

Yes

A-

90-92%

3.7

Yes

Yes

B+

86-89%

3.3

Yes

Yes

B

83-85%

3.0

Yes

Yes

B-

80-82%

2.7

Yes

Yes

C+

76-79%

2.3

Yes

Yes

C

73-75%

2.0

Yes

Yes

C-

70-72%

1.7 

Yes

Yes

D+

66-69%

1.3

Yes

Yes

D

62-65%

1.0

Yes

Yes

D-

60-61%

0.7

Yes

Yes

F

59% and below

0.0

Yes

Yes

CHAL

Challenge Exam successfully passed; credit given, no grade points.

N/A

No

Yes

I

Incomplete; no credit or grade points.

N/A

No

Yes

I/Alt Grade

Indicates “I” grade was completed and converted to a passing grade (e.g., I/A or I/R in the event the course is retaken). Grade points and credits are assigned using the alternative grade’s measurement.

See Points for Alt Grade

Yes

Yes

W/Alt Grade

Indicates “W” grade was completed and converted to a passing grade (e.g., W/R in the event the course is retaken). Grade points and credits are assigned using the alternative grade’s measurement.

See Points for Alt Grade

Yes

Yes

P

Credit Given, No Grade Points

N/A

No

Yes

NP

No Credit Given, No Grade Points

N/A

No

Yes

R

No Credit Given, No Grade Points

N/A

No

Yes

T

Transfer Credit Awarded – Credit Given, No Grade Points

N/A

No

Yes

W

No Credit Given, No Grade Points

N/A

No

Yes

AW

Administrative Withdrawal; administratively assigned due to withdrawal by the institution. Reasons for AW include, but are not limited to, non-payment or violations of the ACHS Academic Honesty Policy (Honor Code). 

N/A

No

Yes

Grade Point Average

Each student’s GPA is calculated by dividing the total amount of grade points earned by the total amount of credit hours attempted. The grade point average may range from 0.0 to a 4.0. For example: A=4 grade points; B=3 grade points; C=2 grade points; D=1 grade point; WF/F=0 grade points.

P/NP (Pass/No Pass) courses are not factored in the student’s GPA. I (Incompletes) and W (Withdrawals) do not receive grade points and do not have an effect on the GPA:

EXAMPLE STUDENT TRANSCRIPT

Course

Credit Hours

Grade

Grade Points

AROMA 101

AROMA 203

ENG 101

NAT 101

3

3

3

3

A

B

C

F

12

9

6

0

12 Total Credit Hours Attempted

27 Total Grade Points

To get the example student’s GPA, the total grade points are divided by the total credit hours attempted. For example: Total Grade PointsTotal Credit Hours Attempted 27/12 = 2.25Transfer and Readmitted Students/Students Changing Majors

If a student transfers to ACHS from another institution, the transfer credits that have been accepted by the ACHS will count as Total Semester Credits Attempted and Total Semester Credits Completed. The grades from such credits will not be included in the calculation of minimum CPGA.

If a student changes majors, ACHS credits that have been applied to the new major will count as Total Semester Credits Attempted and towards the student’s Total Semester Credits Completed at ACHS. The grades from such credits will be calculated into the Minimum CGPA.

Last updated 4/22/22

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