Academic Grading System

Grades are one indicator of academic success at Crossroads. The following sections outline the point system and grading scale used at the College.

Point System:
Grade point average (GPA) is a numerical measure of academic achievement. For each course completed the student receives grade points according to the scale below. The student's final GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credits attempted. The College follows a 4.0 grade point system as follows:
      A      4 grade points per credit                   F     0 grade points per credit
      B      3 grade points per credit                  W    0 grade points per credit
      C      2 grade points per credit                  R     0 grade points per credit
      D      1 grade point per credit              Audit     0 grade points per credit

No record is posted of courses which a student drops before the end of the drop/add period (first four weeks for Fall and Spring semesters). The grade of "W" is granted for courses from which a student properly withdraws (see Withdrawal from Courses). The grade of "R" is posted to the student's academic record for each student who repeats a course previously taken at Crossroads. The "R" replaces the lowest grade earned for the course. The grades of "W," "R," and "Audit" have no credit value, have no grade point value and do not count as attempts when figuring a student's GPA. The grade of "F" has no credit value, has no grade point value, but does count as an attempt when figuring a student's GPA. The grade of "I" is given to students who have incomplete work for a course and is an interim grade only. The grade of “T” is given to students who successfully complete the credit by examination process and represents at least “C” level of achievement. The grade of “T” has credit value but has no grade point value and does not figure as an attempt when figuring GPA. To graduate, a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 (a “C”) which is based only upon courses taken at Crossroads. Any Pass/Fail courses are not considered for the GPA.

Grading Scale

The following grading scale is the normal guideline used at Crossroads Bible College:

A 100-95
A- 94-90
B+ 89-87
B 86-83
B- 82-80
C+ 79-77
C 76-73
C- 72-70
D+ 69-67
D 66-63
D- 62-60
F 59 and below

IP In Progress
I Incomplete Interim grade
W Withdraw Properly withdrawn
R Retake Repeated another time
AUD Audit No credit
T Test out Credit by examination
P Passing No credit