Grade Points

Letter grades are assigned numerical values, or "grade points", as follows per semester hour:

  • A = 4 grade points
  • B = 3 grade points
  • C = 2 grade points
  • D = 1 grade point
  • F = 0 grade points

Courses with a grade of "P", "W", or "I" are not assigned grade point values and are not considered in computing grade point average (GPA). When a course initially taken at NCTC is repeated at NCTC, the higher grade earned is included in the computation of the cumulative GPA.

A student's cumulative GPA is determined by dividing the total college-level grade points earned by the total number of college-level credit hours attempted. To illustrate, a student who has attempted 30 college-level credit hours, earning 60 college-level grade points, would have a cumulative GPA of 2.0. College Preparatory (remedial) coursework is not use in the calculation of the cumulative GPA, however the grades earned and hours attempted are used in the calculation of the current term GPA (ex. Spring, Fall, or Summer GPA).