Each student’s achievement is reported as a letter grade with associated grade points. Some classes may be graded by simple Pass (P) or Fail (F). Grades are determined on a 4-point system as follows:
Grade Points Value
59 and below
INC Incomplete; to be completed within 2 weeks after final exams
NA In progress; to be completed after final grade deadline
VWD Voluntary Withdrawal (simple drop)
VWP Voluntary Withdrawal (was passing)
VWF Voluntary Withdrawal (was failing)
CR/NCR Passing in Pass/Fail class
AU Audit; no credit
RC 0 Point, 0 GPA
In WMCGW, one semester credit hour represents the equivalent of one hour of lecture including break time or two hours of practice each week. Class lecture or practice time combined with outside classwork or studying is expected to equal approximately three hours per credit each week. An equivalent amount of work is required for mission practices, practicums, internships, and classes that do not meet on the semester schedule. As it is used today based on the Carnegie Unit, a Credit Hour is the equivalent of one hour (50 minutes) of lecture time for a single student per week over the course of a semester, usually 14 to 16 weeks.
A student may be permitted to retake a course in order to raise an earlier grade of “D” or “F.” The last grade earned is considered the grade of record as it pertains to credit toward graduation.
Grade Point Average
The total number of grade points earned in a given course is computed by multiplying the number of course hours by the grade points.
The grade point average (GPA) is a numerical measure of all grades. It is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credit hours attempted (excluding courses marked I, WP or AU). Example: 16 credit hours with a total of 42 grade points results in a grade point average of 2.625 by dividing the 42 points by 16 credits.
Each semester the Dean’s List names full-time students who have completed course work by the end the semester with a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher.
Grades for practical ministries and internships are PASS/FAIL. A ‘P’ grade provides credit but no quality points and it is not counted toward the total quality points for GPA calculation.