Grades

Grades

Grading System

Grades are computed at the end of each course. Students may access final grades through the Student Online Links to Academic Records (SOLAR) System. Beginning Fall 2007, Baker College will no longer print and mail FINAL GRADE REPORTS. As final grades are posted to your Academic Transcript, you will receive an email similar to this sample message.

Final grade reports list the classes, the grade for each course, the GPA for that quarter, and the student’s cumulative GPA.

Grades
 
Grade Point Value
Letters and Meaning
 
Per Quarter Credit
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 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 (Must be established at registration)
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, first 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). Then add all honor points earned at Baker and 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:

  1. The student requests the Incomplete (I) grade before the
    end of the course.
  2. The student has completed 80% of the total coursework
    and has a chance at a passing grade in the course.
  3. The student is unable to complete the course requirements
    within the regular time frame due to significant,
    extenuating circumstances. Documentation may be
    required.
  4. 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.

Honor 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; and 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 which must be completed to qualify for class designations.

Class
 
Credit Hours Completed
Freshman   less than 45
Sophomore   45 to 89
Junior*   90 to 135
Senior   136 or more

*In addition to the number of 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’s degree program and have already completed an associate’s 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.

Hours Attempted
 
Minimum GPA
1 - 16   1.50
17 - 32   1.65
33 - 48   1.80
49 - 64   1.90
65 and above   2.00

Note: The graduation requirement of a 2.0 supersedes the academic standing requirements.

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.

Hours Attempted
 
Minimum GPA
1 - 12   2.75
13 - 24   2.87
25 - graduation   3.00

 

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