# Scholastic Index

The Scholastic Index is a student’s overall GPA. To compute the Index, the number of credits taken is multiplied by the corresponding Index value of the grade received:

 Grade No. of Credits A+ 4.0 A 4.0 A- 3.7 B+ 3.3 B 3.0 B- 2.7 C+ 2.3 C 2.0 C- 1.7 D+ 1.3 D 1.0 D- 0.7 F and WU 0.0

The totals are added, and the sum is divided by the total number of credits taken, including courses failed. For example, the Scholastic Index of a student who has completed sixty-two (62) credits with the letter grades indicated below is calculated as follows:

 Grade No. of Credits Index A 4 x 3  = 12 B 3 x 3  = 9 C 2 x 3  = 6 D 1 x 3  = 3 F 0 x 3  = 0 Total: 15 30

In the example, the Scholastic Index is: 30 ÷ 15 = 2.00 GPA

The unresolved grade of “INC” is not computed in a Scholastic Index. Upon resolution, the final letter grades that replace them are counted in the Index. Final grades of “W” and “*WN” are not computed in a Scholastic Index. The effect on the Scholastic Index of a student’s repeating a course is noted below under the sub-heading “Repeating a Course.” The minimum cumulative GPA needed for graduation is 2.0. Students applying for the AS/PN in Nursing are required to have a 2.70 GPA.