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Mark Coen, Associate Registrar
Office of the Registrar
Williston Hall 103
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA 02115
Grade Point Average (GPA)
The semester credit hours earned in each course are multiplied by the weight of the grade received. The sum of these products divided by the total semester hours taken by the student during a semester is the grade point average (GPA). Courses in which advanced standing credit is given for work taken in other institutions of higher education, or in which grades of IC, W, WA, WI, S, U, or V are received, are omitted in determining the grade point average (GPA).
The GPA includes all courses taken at the Institute and Colleges of the Fenway courses. Exclusion of courses from the GPA may occur with one, or any combination, of the following actions:
- the student is readmitted to the Institute
- the student repeats a grade of C-, D+, D, or F
- the student changes his or her program and the course is not applied to the new curriculum’s GPA, as determined by the appropriate academic department head
The GPA is used for graduation (a GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation), determining academic probation, good academic standing, financial aid, and eligibility for athletics. For courses in which a grade of C-, D+, D, or F is received, students may repeat that course only once. After the course has been retaken, the first grade is omitted from the GPA and replaced by the second grade. For example, if a student retakes a course to improve a C-, D+, or D grade and receives an F, the F grade will replace the C-, D+, or D grade. Courses passed with a grade of C or higher may not be retaken for the purpose of improving the overall program GPA. Failed courses must be retaken at Wentworth.
For courses taken that are not part of a student’s program, the grade will still be computed in the grade point average. This includes all prerequisite courses taken at Wentworth. If a Wentworth degree or certificate has been earned, the grade point average posted for that degree will be factored into the new curriculum’s grade point average.
Although a student is considered in good standing with 64 credits and a 1.85 grade point average in the sophomore year, a GPA of 2.0 is required to receive an associate degree.
Midterm and Final Grades
Midterm grades are made available to Day and The Arioch Center students at the end of the fall, spring, and summer mid-semester periods on LConnect. The mid-semester grade is temporary and indicates a student’s progress in a course. Final grades are made available to Day and The Arioch Center students at the end of each semester on LConnect. Final grades are permanent and appear on the official transcript. Instructors submit grades in accordance with the dates published in the Wentworth Academic Calendar. Any questions or issues regarding grade procedures should be referred to the Registrar.