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Grading Policy

Hostos Community College awards letter grades to denote the level of achievement for each course. Effective FALL 2006, the grading system is as follows:

Letter Grade Range Point Value

letter grade range pt value

Grade Point Average (GPA)

To compute the Grade Point Average, multiply the number of points shown for the letter grade by the number of credits for that course. Divide the total number of points earned in all courses by the total number of credits. (Refer to above chart.) For example:


Grade Point Average (44.2 total grade points divided by 16 total credits) equals 2.76, or approximately a ‘B-‘ average.