Academic Standards
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Academic Standards

Grade Point Average Standard
A college-level cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) is required to graduate with a degree, diploma, certificate or completion of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.

Grade Point Average Computation
For each grade students earn in a course, they will be assigned honor points.

Grade Honor Points
A 4
B 3
C 2
D 1
F 0
I 0
FN = Failure for Non Attendance 0
FW = Failure due to Unofficial Withdraw 0
P = Pass 0
AU = Audit 0
W = Withdraw 0

The student’s GPA is obtained from these honor points by calculating the total number of points (honor points per credit times the credits for each course) and dividing that total by the total course credits. An example follows:

Course Credit Grade Honor Points
BIOL 1740 4 B 12
PSYC 1710 4 A 16
BTEC 1410 3 F 0
BTEC 1418 3 C 6
BTEC 1435 3 P 0
Total 17 34

GPA = 34 / 17 = 2.0

GPA Calculator – For Informational Purposes Only
To view your official GPA, check your transcript. To calculate your GPA for informational purposes only go to GPA Calculator.

Grade Report
End-of-term grade reports are available online approximately 10 days after the term ends at

Dean’s List
Once a student is admitted to their selected program and has completed 12 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and a 100% completion rate, they will be placed on the Dean’s list and sent a letter of recognition from the Dean of their program. A notation will be made on the student’s transcript to indicate this achievement.

College Readiness Program High Achievement Recognition
Students who are in the College Readiness Program and have completed 9 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and a 100% completion rate, will receive a letter of recognition for their achievements from the Dean of Student Development and Services.