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Course Credits and Grading System

 

A. Course Credits

      The progress of a student in his study measured in unit-credits earned. One unit credit is equivalent to 17 to 18 hours of classroom instructions, including examinations. Thus, a typical subject (class) meets for 3 hours per week for 18 weeks in a semestral term, or at least 54 hours for a full summer term. Assuming a passing grade, 3 units-credit are earned for the subject.

    1. Study Load – The maximum study load a student can normally carry is 21 units per semester and 9 units in a summer term.

       Students are not allowed to carry an overload of subjects. However, in the case of a graduating student or in special cases upon approval of the Dean of Studies, a student may carry an overload of not more than 3 units behind the normal maximum load.

 

            No overload without prior approval of the Dean of Studies will be credited.

 

   B. Grades and Grading System

 

      Grades are symbol which provide records of a student’s participation in the relevant study experiences; and the quality of a student’s performance in achieving the course goals is evaluated and recorded in the form of grades.

Grading is the sole responsibility of faculty members; however, it must be based on the policies and procedures prescribe by the School Administration.

 

  1. The Ten-Point Numeral Grading System

 

      PSBA adopts the Ten-Point Numeral Grading System, with grade points and corresponding narrative descriptions, as follows:

Ten Point Numerical Grades 

Description

Grade Points 

1.00

Excellent

4.00

1.25

Very Good

3.75

1.5

Very Good

3.5

1.75

Good

3.0

2.00

Good

2.5

2.25

Fair

2.0

2.5

Fair

1.5

3.0

Passing

1.0

4.0 *

Conditioned *

0.0

5.0

Failed

0.0

      * = Grade of 4.0 (conditioned) is used only for mid term grading; not for final.

  1. Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed as follows:
    1. To get the honor points, multiply the credit for each course (subject) enrolled during a semester/summer term by the grade point credit for the grade in each course (subject).
    2. To get the total honor points, add all the honor points.
    3. To get the Grade Average, divide the total honor points by the total number of credits earned during the semester/ summer term. Indices are computed to four (4) decimals places and the third number is rounded off.
    4. The cumulative GPA is computed by averaging all the GPA’s of a student for all the semesters/summer terms of his enrollment in PSBA.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
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