KNUST Grading System | How to Calculate Your CWA


The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST grading system has been set to rank the students graduating from the university in this academic year. This system sets students into the different class of degree ranging from first class, second class (upper and lower division) or pass.

KNUST Grading System

KNUST GPA Grading System

KNUST grading scale for the academic year using the Cumulative Weighted Average (CWA) is as outlined below:

KNUST Grading System

KNUST Grading System for Class of Degree

The KNUST Grading system for class of degree is the calculated points which are used to give students an award of degree. Here is the list of how these points measure up to an honors’ award in order of the highest to the lowest grade.

Marks                  Grade

70 to 100                   A

60 to 69                     B

50 to 59                     C

45 to 49                    D

40 to 49                    E

0 to 39                      F

First class a CWA of 70.00 and above

Second class upper a CWA of 60.00 to 69.99

Second class lowers a CWA of 50.00 to 59.99

Pass a CWA of 40.00 to 49.99

Anything below 40.00 at the end of all your academic year means that you can’t graduate. It means you have failed that particular program.

Each semester, the number of courses that one can offer differ from at least 3 to 10 and in some much an extent 11, 12 and even 13. However, interestingly a student doing three courses per semester and the one doing eleven per the same semester should all have their credit hours total between 16 to 21 and nothing less or more.


KNUST CWA grading system is still applied to distance learning students.T hey cover the same syllabus and are subjected to the same examination content as regular students, only that they get to study away from the University. KNUST IDL grading system is therefore calculated using Cumulative Weighted Average (CWA).

KNUST Grading System for WASSCE

The West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is necessary for all Ghana students after senior high school, to determine their entry into the university.

KNUST Grading System

With the KNUST Grading System, students can start calculating to what class of degree there are likely to graduate with come the end of the academic year.

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