A semester credit hour represents one clock hour of recitation or lecture, or two clock hours of laboratory per week for one semester for most courses; some courses in art, music, physical education, and other areas are calculated according to accreditation standards in the particular area.

Quality points are the assigned points of a specific letter grade.  The total quality points of a course are calculated by multiplying the quality point value of the letter grade earned by the number of semester credit hours for the course (see Grading System).

The cumulative grade-point average is defined as the total number of quality points earned in all courses taken at Kentucky State University in which the student received a grade of “A”, “B”, “C”,  “D”, or “F” divided by the total number of semester credit hours in all courses taken at the University in which the student received a grade of “A”, “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F.”

1. If a course is repeated, only the highest grade will be used in the computation of the cumulative grade-point average.

2. Unless specifically described in the course description as a repeatable course, credit may be earned only once for courses that are repeated.

3. All grades earned at Kentucky State University will remain on the student’s transcript and in the permanent record, unless the student has successfully petitioned and been granted academic bankruptcy (see Academic Bankruptcy).

The current grade-point average is defined as the total number of quality points earned in all courses in which the student received a grade of “A”,  ”B”, “C”, “D”, or “F’ during the last term (summer session/semester) of enrollment divided by the total number of semester credit hours in all courses in which the student received a grade of “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, or “F” during the last term (summer session/semester) of enrollment.

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