Grading System

Semester Hours

The unit of reckoning credit is the semester credit hour. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than: (1) One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit, or ten to twelve weeks for one quarter hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time or; (2) At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other activities as established by an institution, including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading toward to the award of credit hours. 34CFR600.2 (11/1/2010)

Grade Points & Codes

The grade point system outlined below shall be used in determining eligibility for participation in all extra-curricular activities such as athletics; all intercollegiate competition; fraternity and sorority membership; the awarding of honors, such as membership in Alpha Chi and other honorary organizations; and placement on the Dean's List and Honor Roll. HSU operates on a standard four point grading system. Letter grades are assigned for all courses and quality points are assigned as follows:

Letter Grade

Interpretation

Quality Points

A

Excellent

4

B

Good

3

C

Average

2

D

Below Average

1

F

Failed

0

I

Incomplete

0

AU

Audit

0

CR

Credit

0

NC

No Credit

0

W

Withdrawal

0

X

No Grade Submitted

0

AC

Administrative Cancellation of Enrollment

0

*HSU Does Not Grade On The +/- System

Grade Point Average (GPA)

GPA is calculated by dividing the number of grade points earned by the number of credit hours completed. All credit hours identified with “( )” on transcripts are not used in calculation of cumulative GPA. Transfer credits accepted by Henderson State University are not calculated within cumulative GPA.