May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog

Calculating The Grade-Point Average

The grade-point average at Southeast Arkansas College is calculated as outlined below:

  1. Allow four points for each hour of A, three points for each hour of B, two points for each hour of C, and one point for each hour of D. S, U, AU, W, and I are disregarded in calculating the grade-point average. F’s are calculated in the GPA as zero points. To determine the grade points earned in each course, multiply the number of quality points for the assigned letter grade by the number of credit hours for the course.
  2. Add these grade points to arrive at the total grade points earned during a semester or term.
  3. Divide this grade point total by the total number of credit hours pursued that term.

NOTE: Grades and credit hours earned in developmental courses are not considered as college-level work and are not calculated in the student’s official college Grade Point Average (GPA). The cumulative grade-point average is calculated the same way as the GPA for each term except that all of the student’s college work is taken into account. SEE SAMPLE BELOW.

Course Grade Hours Enrolled   Quality Points   Grade Points
English Comp I B 3 x 3 = 9
College Algebra A 3 x 4 = 12
Spreadsheet App C 3 x 2 = 6
Basic Electricity D 3 x 1 = 3
    12     = 30
  30 (Grade Points) divided by 12 (Hours Enrolled) = 2.50 GPA

NOTE: No grade other than “I” (Incomplete) may be changed after it is recorded unless an instructor finds that a grade has been erroneously calculated and/or recorded. The instructor may correct the grade by submitting a written request and explanation of the error to the Dean and/or Vice President for Academic Affairs signatures.