Grading and Evaluation
A letter grade is used in evaluating the work for a course. Grade requirements are announced in the syllabus of each course, and grades are earned on the basis of class participation, written work, and examinations. In all degrees and certificate programs, the minimum passing grade to receive credit is a D (1.0). For determining students' academic standing and awarding honors, course grade points are granted according to the unit grade points corresponding to a letter grade multiplied by the number of semester units of a course. The grade point average (GPA) is the total number of points earned for a period of study divided by the total number of units attempted during the period.