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Index Computation Formula

To learn to compute the cumulative index, assume that the accompanying table represents grades earned and proceed as follows:

  1. Multiply the total number of credits for each grade by the quality points assigned to that grade and total the product obtained.
  2. Total the number of credits attempted.
  3. Divide the results obtained in Item One by the result obtained in Item Two. This number becomes the Lehman College cumulative index. The index must be computed to two decimal places. (See the accompanying table.)

Grade Symbols

 

Quality Points

A

Excellent

4.0

A-

 

3.7

B+

Good

3.3

B

 

3.0

B-

 

2.7

C+

Satisfactory

2.3

C

 

2.0

C-

 

1.7

D+*

Poor

1.3

D*

 

1.0

F*****

Failure

0.0

P

Pass

-

NC**

No Credit

-

R**

Course must be repeated until minimum level of proficiency is attained

-

INC***

Incomplete

-

FIN

An incomplete that has been turned to an F

0.0

W

Withdrawal without Penalty

-

WN

Never Attended

0.0

WU****

Unofficial Withdrawal

0

WF

Withdrawal with Penalty

0

AUD

Audited Course

 

Y

Year Course of Study; grade is indexed, but credit will be withheld if the year course is not completed according to grade A to D

 

Z

Registrar's grade when a grade sheet has not been submitted by the instructor

 

#

Repeat for better grade, removed from index

 

&

Repeat for better grade, remains in index

 

*

Repeat/Repeat of transfer credit/No credit when credit earned in XXX999

 

* Students, if they wish, may repeat one time only courses in which they have earned D grades. The D grade will stand, and the new grade will be averaged in the cumulative index, but the course will be credited only once. Undergraduate students may remove up to 16 credits worth of F penalty grades from their Grade Point Average by repeating the course in which the penalty grade was received and earning a grade of C- or better as long as the original penalty grade was earned in the Fall 1984 or thereafter and the course was repeated in the Fall 1990 or thereafter. The original F penalty grade remains on the transcript. Students should consult with the Office of Academic Standards and Evaluation regarding University guidelines affecting the repetition of courses in which a penalty grade has been received. If students repeat courses in which they have received grades, the repeated courses will neither be credited nor counted either in the students' semester or cumulative indices.

** The NC and the R are earned academic grades for courses in which the use of NC or R has been approved; the NC or the R is given when a student has completed a course, but has not earned a minimum grade of C; NCs and Rs are counted as credits attempted in determining the rate of satisfactory progress toward the degree. In order to receive credit for a course in which an NC or an R has been earned, a student must retake and satisfactorily complete the course.

*** An Incomplete grade is turned to an F (FIN) when the work has not been satisfactorily completed within the established deadline.

**** A WU grade is when a student withdraws unofficially and stops attending class(es). The student never completed the class.

***** An F grade is a failure/unsuccessful completion of a course.

Grade

Quality
Points

 

Credits
Attempted

 

Quality
Points

A

4.0

x

6

=

24.0

A-

3.7

x

4

=

14.8

B+

3.3

x

3

=

9.9

B

3.0

x

2

=

6.0

B-

2.7

x

5

=

13.5

C+

2.3

x

3

=

6.9

C

2.0

x

2

=

4.0

C-

1.7

x

4

=

6.8

D+

1.3

x

3

=

3.9

D

1.0

x

3

=

3.0

F, WF, or WU

0.0

x

6

=

0.0

 

 

 

41

 

92.8

Number of credits taken = 41

Division of 92.8 (sum of quality points) by 41 = 2.26 (index)

Last modified: 11/20/2014