- Total Credit Carried
This means the total number of credit units of courses that you have written so far till date (both the ones the students passed and the ones he/she failed if any). It is the total unit of all attempted exams so far.
- Total Credits Earned
This is the total number of credit units of courses that a student passed so far. It doesn’t count the ones he/she failed here. A unit you earn is a unit that you didn’t fail. A unit failed is a unit lost and such student has to rewrite such failed course and pass it to be able to earn it. To graduate from the school, a student must earn a certain number of credit units in total (depending on the department and also on whether the student entered through direct entry to 200level or through normal 100level). Usually, the minimum requirement is 120 credit units for normal entry students and 90 units for direct entry students.
- Total Grade point earned
This is the total grade points calculated by multiplying the unit of each course by the point of the grade u scored in them.
Remember that if u score A in any course, the point is 5, if u score B in any course, the point is 4, if u score C in any course, the point is 3, if u score D in any course, the point is 2, if u score E in any course, the point is 1 and if u score F in any course, the point is 0. You will multiply the points by the unit of each course to get the grade point for a particular course. E.g. if u score A in a 3 unit course, it means 3×5=15. If u score B in a 2 unit course, it means 2×4=8. If u score F in a 3 unit course, it means 3×0=0. If u score A in a zero unit course, it means 0x5=0. And so on.
Here’s a sample result (course code, unit of the course and the score):
CIT101 (2units) A
MTH103 (3units) B
PHY101 (2units) D
MTH101 (3units) F
GST101 (0units) A
Total credits carried = 10
Total credits earned = 7
Total grade point earned = (2×5 + 3×4 + 2×2 + 3×0 + 0x5) = (10 + 12 + 4 + 0 + 0) = 26
- Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
This is the total grade points earned divided by the total number of credits carried. In the above example for instance, CGPA for such candidate will be calculated as: 26/10=2.60
First Class (4.5 to 5.0)
Second Class upper (3.5 to 4.49)
Second Class lower (2.4 to 3.49)
Third Class (1.5 to 2.39)
In conventional universities, anyone that has below 1.5 cgpa is advised to withdraw.
Curious why your CGPA Dropped?
The school management resolved to use
your Total credit carried (TCC) divided by your Total grade points earned (TGPE).
What you have on your portal now is your actual CGPA .
If you don’t experience changes in your CGPA, it means your TCC is equal to your TCE. ( Implies no carry over)
“Student should cross check theirs and compute it. They will see how the changes is being made”.