## Pentecost University College Grading System

The grading system policy reflects the description and numerical value of letter grades assigned in graduate courses.

 Marks range (%) Letter grade Grade point Description 80-100 A 4.00 Excellent 70-79 B+ 3.50 Very Good 60-69 B 2.50 Good 50-59 C 2.00 Pass 30-49 D 1.50 Fail 0-29 F 1.00 Fail – Z – Disqualification – I – Incomplete with justification – Y – Continuing – X – Incomplete without justification

GPA is calculated by taking the number of grade points a student earned in a given period of time divided by the total number of credits taken. All graduate credits attempted and all graduate grades earned, whether passing or failing, will be used to calculate a student’s grade point average. The student’s grade point average appears on his or her transcript.

35.3 Illustration of GPA Calculations

Suppose Table IV below shows the courses and grades obtained by an MCOM student during the first tri/semester examination.

Table IV: Illustration of GPA Calculations

 Course Code Course Title Credit Grade Grade Total Hours (B) point credit (A) (C) (D)=(A*C) MBAC 601 Quantitative Methods 3 B 2.50 7.50 MBAC 603 Business Research Methods 3 A 4.00 12.00 MBAC 605 Accounting for Managers 3 B 2.50 7.50 MCOC 607 International Accounting & 3 C 2.00 6.00 Taxation MBAC 609 Business and Legal Environment 3 A 4.00 12.00 MBAC 611 Management and Organizational 3 A 4.00 12.00 Behaviour Total 18 57.00

The GPA for this student can be calculated by following the steps below:

1)First, find the total credit for each course by multiplying the credit hours by the grade point (A*C).

2)Secondly, find the total sum of the total credit = 57.0

3)Thirdly, find the GPA by dividing the sum of the total credit by the total credit hours (18) as done below:

 GPA = Total Credit = 57.0 = 3.17 Total Credit Hours 18

Each grade shall be assigned equivalent grade point as indicated in Table III. The number of (grade) points earned by a student for each course completed is computed as the product of the number of credits for the course and the grade point equivalent of the grade obtained in that course.

35.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

The student’s cumulative grade point average shall be calculated by dividing the total number of grade points obtained, up to any specified time, by the total number of credits for all courses for which the student has registered up to that time.

35.6 Final Grade Point Average (FGPA)

The FGPA shall be the CGPA for all courses under consideration calculated up to the end of a student’s academic programme.

Candidates who fail to make the Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 2.50 or better at the end of their graduate course work would be deemed to have failed even if they have passed all the required courses by the end of the programme.

Continuing: A grade Y (for Continuing) shall be awarded at the end of a tri/semester to any student who is taking a course which continues into the next tri/semester.

36.1Non-Completion of Course

A grade I (for Incomplete) shall be awarded to a student who is unable to complete a course for reasons adjudged by the Board of Graduate Studies as acceptable. Such a student shall be expected to complete the course the very next time the course is available. An incomplete grade will be indicated as an F on the transcript if not rectified.

A grade X shall be awarded to a student who is unable to complete a course for reasons adjudged by the Board of Graduate Studies as unacceptable.

36.2 Disqualification

A grade Z denotes Disqualification from an examination as a result of an examination malpractice or offence, and shall be awarded whenever it is established that a candidate has attempted to gain an unfair advantage in an examination.

A candidate awarded a grade Z may be barred from taking a University Examination for a stated period, or indefinitely, or may be expelled from the University.

A student should attempt to resolve the concern by discussing the situation with the instructor/lecture/professor.

If the concern is not resolved, then the student should make contact with the next highest level of responsibility usually the Programme Coordinator.