Students receive one grade in each course taken. The grade combines the results of course work, tests, and final examinations.
Grade Points Per Semester Hour
|RD||Report Delayed (Faculty did not submit a grade by the deadline)|
|CE||Credit by Institutional Examination|
Grade Point Averages (GPA)
UH Hilo Grade Point Averages (GPA) are determined by dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of credits for which a student has received letter grades (excluding "I", "CR", "NC", or "W").
The UH Hilo semester GPA is calculated on any semester's credtis and grade points.
The UH Hilo cumulative GPA is calculated on all such work taken at UH Hilo.
Incomplete Grade (I)
A temporary grade of "I" may be given for a course in which a student has failed to complete a small, but important part of a semester's work, if the instructor believes that the failure was caused by conditions beyond the student's control and not by carelessness and procrastination. It is the student's responsibility to request an incomplete grade. Each student who receives and "I" should consult with the instructor to determine what work must be done to remove the "I". If the work is completed by the deadline specified in the academic calendar, the instructor will report a change of grade, taking the completed work into consideration. If the work is not completed by the deadline, the "I" will become an "F" or failing grade.
Credit/No Credit (CR/NC)
"CR" stands for "Credit," and "NC" stands for "No Credit." Students can opt to take any class other than classes required for their majors, minors or certificates on a CR/NC basis. This means that instead of receiving a letter grade (e.g., A, B, C, etc.), students will receive a "CR" or "NC" grade on their transcripts.
Students must declare the CR/NC option by completing a form available at the Records Office by the end of the third week of instruction. No exceptions will be permitted.
In order to receive CR, the student's work in the class must be at the "C"
level or better.
Students can only take a total of 12 credits in CR/NC courses during their entire UH Hilo careers.