A. GRADES & GPA CALCULATION
Saint Michael College of Hindang Leyte adopts an eight-point numerical grading system. A grade of 3.0 is the lowest passing grade, however, the minimum grade required to use a course as credit toward the completion of a program may vary by department. As such, grading scales used to determine a course final grade may vary between courses and programs.
- Grade System
Grade Point Percentage Description 1.0 95% Excellent 1.4 - 1.1 91% - 94% Superior 1.9 - 1.5 86% - 90% Very Good 2.5 - 2.0 80% - 85% Good 2.9 - 2.6 76% - 79% Fair 3.0 75% Poor/Passed 3.4 - 3.1 71% - 74% Conditional/Test Removal 5.0 - 3.5 60% - 70% Failed
The grade of “3.0” is regarded as marginal in most courses by all faculties. Courses graded as “3.0” may be repeated for the purpose of improving a GPA. Note that some faculties consider a grade of “3.0” as unacceptable and will not apply the course toward the program as credit. In most cases the course will need to be repeated to attain the acceptable grade. Refer to respective faculty regulations.
- Grading Criteria for College
Course evaluation for College department are as follows:
Assessment Midterm Finals Quizzes 30% 30% Long Quiz 45% 40% Outputs/Projects - 20% Participation 20% 10% Total: 100% 100%
The final grade should consist of the following:
Midterm 40% Finals 60% Total 100%
- Program Progression
A course in which a “3.0” standing is obtained may need to be repeated by probationary students in certain faculties or where a certain minimum grade of is required in a prerequisite subject or to meet degree requirements.
Students with questions regarding the status of their record should consult an advisor/program director in their faculty.
- Academic Honors
Students qualify for the Honour List when they achieve qualifying grade point averages, as specified by the program regulations.
Please refer to the Faculty's specific guidelines for qualification requirements.
B. METHODS OF EVALUATION
- Credit for Term Work
For courses that involves laboratories, term assignments and written examinations, a student may be required to obtain a passing mark separately for each component. Student's final grade and its method of computation will be determined by the mode of evaluation specified for each course.
- Repeating a Course
Prerequisite courses with a final grade of "3.0" or below may need to be repeated to meet degree requirements. Also students with probationary status who obtained a final grade of "3.0" for a subject may be required by their faculty to repeat the course.
- On Probation / Academic Suspension
Students who fail to meet the minimum "3.0" cumulative GPA will be placed on Academic Probation. Students on Academic Probation will not be eligible to participate on student organization groups or represent Saint Michael College of Hindang Leyte on extracurricular events. In addition, probationary students may have their course loads limited on the following semester. Students should be aware that Academic Probation Status will be noted permanently on their transcript.
- Academic Suspension
A student on Academic Suspension will only be able to re-apply to Saint Michael College of Hindang Leyte after at least one year from the date of suspension has passed. However, reinstatement is not guaranteed and individual faculty/program regulations must always be consulted.
C. EARNING DEGREE CREDIT ALTERNATIVES
- Transfer of Credit
Students who are currently enrolled at SMCHLI's degree programs may transfer course credits earned from other recognized colleges or universities provided that such credit transfer is approved by their faculty/program director one month prior to the commencement of classes. Such approval is subject to the guidelines set by their faculty.
- Course Credit Transfer between Programs within SMCHLI
Students who wish to transfer from one faculty/program to another within SMCHLI may be able to transfer some course credits previously earned. Students are encouraged to consult their faculty/program director in their prospective faculty.