GPA stands for Grade Point Average. Each letter grade is assigned a point value which is called the Grade Point.
Camosun Grading Systems
Camosun has two grading systems: the standard 9-point system for most academic, technical and career-based programs, and a competency-based system for skills-based programs. There are also temporary grades that can be assigned for specific circumstances.
|Percentage||Grade||Description||Grade Point Equivalency|
|77-79||B+||Very good achievement||6|
|50-59||D||Minimum level of achievement for which credit is granted; a course with a “D” grade cannot be used as a prerequisite.||1|
|0-49||F||Minimum level has not been achieved||0|
|COM||The student has met the goals, criteria, or competencies established for this course, practicum or field placement.|
|DST||The student has met and exceeded, above and beyond expectation, the goals, criteria, or competencies established for this course, practicum or field placement.|
|NC||The student has not met the goals, criteria or competencies established for this course, practicum or field placement.|
Calculating your GPA
You can get your unofficial GPA information on Camlink.
Your transcript of marks will show two different grade point averages:
- Term GPA is the point average of your grades over one semester
- Cumulative GPA is the point average of your grades over all the academic courses you have taken at Camosun
The GPA is calculated by converting each letter grade into Grade Points, and then multiplying each grade by the number of course credits.
Here is an example:
|Course||Credit||Letter Grade||Grade Points||Grade Points x Credit|
|C1||3||A-||7||7*3 = 21|
|C2||3||B+||6||6*3 = 18|
|C3||4||C+||3||3*4 = 12|
|C4||2||A||8||8*2 = 16|
|C5||3||C||2||2*3 = 6|
Your GPA is = (GPA*Credit)/Total Credits. In this example, your GPA would be 73/15 or 4.87 GPA.
- Courses that have not been assigned a credit value will not be used in GPA calculations. Competency Based Grades are not calculated in the grade point average.
- If a course is taken more than once, the word “Duplicate” shows rather than the course title. The higher grade gets calculated in the GPA, but the lower grade remains on the transcript.
- Grades for Transfer Credit are not calculated in the cumulative GPA.
Additional details are in the official Grading Policy.