Academic FAQ's

Below are some of the most frequesntly asked questions.  Full details and exceptions are found in the Catalog.

How is a Grade Point Average (GPA) computed?

Table 1.  Letter grades to quality points

Letter

Meaning

Grade Range

Quality Points Assigned

A

Excellent

93.0-100

4.0 quality points

A-

 

90.0-92.9

3.7 quality points

B+

 

87.0-89.9

3.3 quality points

B

Good

83.0-86.9

3.0 quality points

B-

 

80.0-82.9

2.7 quality points

C+

 

77.0-79.9

2.3 quality points

C

Average*

73.0-76.9

2.0 quality points

C-

 

70.0-72.9

1.7 quality points

D+

 

67.0-69.9

1.3 quality points

D

 

60.0-66.9

1.0 quality points

F

Failure

Below 60.0

0 quality points

I

Incomplete - Computed as failure until coursework is handed in. Automatically becomes an F if requirement is not met within specified time, check the academic calendar for date.

W

Withdrawn - Passing (No credits earned and no quality points)

WA

Withdrawn - Administratively removed from class

WF

Withdrawn-Failing (Computed as a failure)

WIP

Work-in-Progress

P

Passed (Course taken for credit and no quality points)

* "C" is the lowest acceptable grade for a course required in major/minor fields. The minimum acceptable grade for the major may be higher in certain departments. Please check departmental requirements.

 
A GPA is calculated by multiplying quality points by credits, see table 2 below.

Table 2. Example of a grade calculation for a semester

Grade Quality Points  multiplied by

Number of Course Credits  equals

Points

B+ is 3.3 quality points

Course is 3 credits

9.9

A- is 3.7

Course is 3 credits

11.1

B- is 2.7 quality points

Course is 3 credits

8.1

A is 4 quality points

Course is 2 credits

8

C is 2 quality points

Course is 4 credits

8

TOTALS:

15 credits

45.1 points

45.1 points divided by 15 credits equals 3.0 which is a B

 

GPA is calculated for both the term and cumulative to date at the end of each semester. All grades are included in computing the GPA, except P = Passing, W = Withdrawal, WA = Withdrawn-Administratively.
                                                                                        
Dean's List
Undergraduate students qualify for the dean's list when they achieve a 3.60 GPA in a semester and maintain a high standard of personal conduct, cooperation and loyalty to the ideals and standards of Molloy College. To be eligible, each semester students must enroll in at least 12-credits (full-time) and not take classes for pass/fail or incomplete.



Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude
To be eligible for any graduation honors, students must earn at least 60 credits at Molloy College and achieve an index:

  • 3.60 or better and no grade below C for Cum Laude
  • 3.75 or better and no grade below C+ for Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.90 or better and no grade below B for Summa Cum Laude

Incomplete or "I" grades
Incomplete or "I" grades are granted only in the case of extenuating circumstances that are agreed to by the instructor in consultation with the student. This is a rarely used option reserved for medical reasons or other emergencies.

 
Mid-semester performance appraisal
Class instructors issue students mid-semester performance appraisals to inform students of academic deficiencies in current class work and refer students to academic services. Students are encouraged to discuss the appraisal with the instructor. Students may receive mid-semesters for more than one course.


Probation for undergraduate students
Students who earn below 2.0 GPA in a semester are placed on academic probation. Students are informed of their probationary status by email from Marion Flomenhaft, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Academic Services at the end of each semester. Students are encouraged to discuss their academic situation with Dr. Flomenhaft.


May I take courses at another college for the purpose of transferring credit?
An Off-Campus request form is available at the Office of the Registrar, which must be authorized by Office of  Admissions, the department chairperson offering the course, the student's advisor, the student's chairperson and the Associate Dean for Academic Services. Any course offered at Molloy will not be approved to be taken off campus during that semester, unless there are valid extenuating circumstances.

For more assistance contact Academic Services 516.323.3024 or ghawkins@molloy.edu.

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