ACADEMIC POLICIES delmar.edu/webdmc. Grades are not mailed to you. At Del Mar College, grades are expressed in letters that are equated in points used in calculating the cumulative grade-point average. Del Mar College uses a four (4.0) point system of grading. Four grades (A, B, C, D, F, R, P) indicate that the course was completed for credit and a grade was awarded. Two grades (I, W) indicate that the course was attempted and not completed. One grade (AU) indicates that the course did not earn credit. One grade (CR) indicates credit earned for courses accepted toward program completion and graduation as a result of evaluation, credit by examination, or other validations of course-required knowledge and skills. One grade (X) indicates that a grade has not been assigned. The following system of final grades is used to report student performance. Grade or Mark Grade Points Per Semester Hour A (Excellent) 4.00 B (Good) 3.00 C (Fair) 2.00 D (Poor) 1.00 F (Failure) 0.00 P (Pass) 0.00 R (Repeated) 0.00 For use in developmental course AU (Audit) 0.00 I (Incomplete) 0.00 W (Withdrawal) 0.00 CR (represents credit for courses 0.00 that are accepted toward program completion and graduation as a result of evaluation, credit by examination or other validations of course-required knowledge and skills) X (no grade assigned) 0.00
Grade Point Average
Your Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated multiplying the semester-hour value of the course by the point value in which a completion grade of A, B, C, D, F, R, or P was earned. For example: 3 semester hours with a “B”grade = 9 grade points. To determine the grade point average, add up the grade points from all courses and divide by the total semester hours attempted. For example: 15 semester hours with 30 total grade points = 2.0 average. The semester hour, a unit of credit, means the amount of credit given for one classroom hour a week for 16 weeks or the equivalent. Laboratory work may add a semester hour’s credit to a course.