Grades are computed at the end of each course. You may access final grades through the Student Online Links to Academic Records (SOLAR) System.
Baker College no longer prints or mails final grade reports.
Your final grade report will list your:
- Grade for each course
- Grade Point Average (GPA) for that quarter
- Cumulative GPA
Grades | Letter and Grade Point Value
A = 4.0 points
A- = 3.7 points
B+ = 3.3 points
B = 3.0 points
B- = 2.7 points
C+ = 2.3 points
C = 2.0 points
C- = 1.7 points
D+ = 1.3 points
D = 1.0 points
D- = 0.7 points
F = Failure = 0.0 points
P = Passed = 4.0 points
WF = Withdrawal Failing = 0.0 points
GPA is not computed for the following grades:
CR = Credit (undergraduate - C or better, graduate - B or better.)
EL = Non-traditional credit
EX = Extended (used in selected courses to indicate progress, but failure to acquire all required competencies)
R = Articulation Credit
S = Satisfactory
T = Test Credit
U = Unsatisfactory
Hours and GPA are not computed for the following:
AU = Audit
I = Incomplete
NC = No Credit
PR = Progress (coursework extends beyond the end of the quarter)
W = Withdrawal
WP = Withdrawal Passing
To compute the Baker College cumulative GPA:
- Calculate the honor points for each course completed (grade points multiplied by credit hours; an “A” or 4.0 grade in a four credit-hour class yields 16 honor points).
- Add all honor points earned at Baker.
- Divide by the total credit hours attempted for all quarters at Baker.
Incomplete Grade Policy
An instructor may agree to issue an Incomplete (I) grade for a course if all of the following conditions are met:
- The student requests the Incomplete (I) grade before the end of the course.
- The student has completed 80% of the total coursework and has a chance at a passing grade in the course.
- The student is unable to complete the course requirements within the regular time frame due to significant, extenuating circumstances. Documentation may be required.
- The student and instructor have signed a “contract” which clearly states the requirements to be completed and the due date for the completion of each requirement. The due date may not exceed the last day of the following quarter.
If the coursework is not completed by the agreed upon due date, the final course grade will be based on the work that was completed by the end of the quarter in which the course was taken.
Honors - Undergraduate
The President’s List
Students who earn a 4.0 GPA during a quarter in which 12 credit hours or more were completed will be placed on the President’s List for publication the following quarter. These students may also be invited to attend a President’s Luncheon/Dinner held in their honor.
The Full-Time Student Deans’ List
Students who earn a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA during a quarter in which 12 credit hours or more were completed will be placed on the Full-Time Student Deans’ List for publication the following quarter.
The Part-Time Student Deans’ List
Students who earn a 3.5 to 4.0 GPA during a quarter in which 4 to 11 credit hours were completed will be placed on the Part-Time Student Deans’ List for publication the following quarter.
Honors - Graduates
Graduates who achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher are awarded a special distinction at graduation:
- 3.9 - 4.0 Summa Cum Laude
- 3.7 - 3.899 Magna Cum Laude
- 3.5 - 3.699 Cum Laude
Unofficial honor status for undergraduates for the spring graduation ceremony will be based on the student’s GPA at the time graduation materials are prepared. If a graduate’s status changes after the final audit, the graduate may obtain the appropriate honor cord. In addition, faculty on each campus may select an Honor Graduate—a student who has demonstrated the greatest potential for success in his/her field of study—in each of the degree disciplines.
Class Status - Undergraduate
The following schedule defines the number of credit hours that must be completed to qualify for class designations:
- Freshman: Less than 45 credit hours completed
- Sophmore: 45 to 89 credit hours completed
- Junior*: 90 to 135 credit hours completed
- Senior: 136 or more credit hours completed
*In addition to credit hours, the student must be currently enrolled in a program that constitutes the appropriate class level. For example, to be considered a junior, the student must be enrolled in a bachelor degree program and have already completed an associate degree or its equivalent.
Academic Standing - Undergraduate
Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 to graduate from any program. For students to stay off academic probation, the following GPAs must be earned.
Note: The graduation requirement of a 2.0 supersedes the academic standing requirements.
Academic Standing - Graduate
Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 to graduate. A grade of “C” or better is required in all classes used to calculate hours for graduation. For students to stay off academic probation, the following GPAs must be earned.