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Calculating your Grade Point Average

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.

Standard Grading System
Percentage Grade Description Grade Point Equivalency
90-100 A+   9
85-89 A Exceptional achievement 8
80-84 A-   7
77-79 B+ Very good achievement 6
73-76 B   5
70-72 B-   4
65-69 C+ Satisfactory achievement 3
60-64 C   2
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
Competency Based Grading System
Grade Description
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
Total 15     73

Your GPA is = (GPA*Credit)/Total Credits. In this example, your GPA would be 73/15 or 4.87 GPA.

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Grades for Transfer Credit are not calculated in the cumulative GPA.

Additional details are in the official Grading Policy.

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