The University of Cape Coast, UCC 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.
The University of Cape Coast, UCC operates a combination of Continuous Assessment and End-of-Semester examination system with the following weightings:
UCC STUDENT ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT : 40%
END-OF-SEMESTER EXAMINATION: 60%
The Continuous Assessment component consists of take-home assignment, class quizzes and tests, term papers, and project work. This component gives students the chance to demonstrate their abilities on a wider variety of learning tasks and a broader variety of work environments than is possible under formal examination conditions. For example, through Continuous Assessment students can learn the values and processes of teamwork, plan and solve real-life problems.
Duration of End-of-Semester Examination
The duration of end-of-semester examination is determined by the credit weighting of the course; the pattern is as follows:
|CREDIT WEIGHTING||DURATION OF EXAMINATION|
|One-Credit Course||1 – 1.5 hours|
|Two-Credit Course||1.5 – 2 hours|
|Three-Credit Course||2 – 3 hours|
UCC GRADING SYSTEM AND SCALE
The University uses letter grades and numerical weightings corresponding to the letter grades. The numerical weightings reflect the quality of performance. Total numerical weightings reflect the quality of performance. Total raw scores ( combination of continuous assessment and end-of-semester examination) are converted according to the following scheme:
|RAW SCORE||GRADE||CREDIT VALUE||INTERPRETATION|
|80 – 100||A||4.0||Excellent|
|75 – 79||B+||3.5||Very Good|
|70 – 74||B||3.0||Good|
|65 – 69||C+||2.5||Average|
|60 – 64||C||2.0||Fair|
|55 -59||D+||1.5||Barely Satisfactory|
|50 – 54||D||1.0||Weak Pass|
Audit – The grade point is zero.
Incomplete (IC) – A student is graded IC when he/she misses one or more components of the assessment.
- It is the responsibility of students to ensure that all ICs are rectified
- An IC should be rectified within 2 weeks after the release of end-of-semester examinations results
- An IC not rectified after the deadline will be converted to the corresponding grade.
Display of Results
End-of-Semester examinations results shall be posted in students’ portals before the re-opening date of the following semester.
All continuous assessment results shall be displayed on the departmental notice boards two (2) weeks before the start of end-of-semester examinations.
HOW TO CALCULATE GPA FOR UCC
To calculate your GPA, divide the sum of total CREDIT VALUE by the sum of total CREDIT HOURS for that particular semester.
- GPAs are semester specific
- GPA= Total GPT/Total Credit
|CODE||CREDIT HOUR||GRADE||GRADE VALUE|
The sum of the product of credit points for a course (the course weighting) and the grade point for the course divided by the sum of the course weightings for all courses on the semester.
• Total Credits= 15
• GPA= 46.5/15
HOW TO CALCULATE CGPA FOR UCC
This is for the total semesters a student has taken examinations at the university.
• All levels carry equal weight
• CGPA= Total GPTs of all courses taken/ Total Number of Credits of all courses taken
• Assuming you’ve taken an examination in Level 400 second semester, the GPTs and Credits will be calculated from L100 first and second semesters, L200 first and second semesters, L300 first and second semesters and L400 first and second semesters.
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST, UCC DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONS
Undergraduate degrees are classified according to the candidate’s Cumulative Grade Average (C.G.P.A). The Degree Classification are as follows:
|FIRST CLASS||3.6 – 4.0|
|SECOND CLASS (UPPER DIVISION)||3.0 – 3.5|
|SECOND CLASS (LOWER DIVISION)||2.5 – 2.9|
|THIRD CLASS DIVISION||2.0 – 2.4|
|PASS||1.0 – 1.9|
UCC Requirements for Graduation
Candidates for a degree must satisfy the following requirements:
- Pass all compulsory core courses – general, faculty, or departmental compulsory core courses;
- Meet Inter-faculty course requirements;
- Accumulate a minimum of 120 credits (Including Advanced Credits);
- Attain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (C.G.P.A) of 1.0;
- Settle all financial and other obligation to the University;
- The student should be in good standing, not barred for disciplinary reasons.
Time Limits for the Completion of Programmes
The time limits for the completion of programmes are as follows:
- Four-year programme: Minimum of 4 years, maximum 5 years;
- Three-year programme: Minimum of 3 years, maximum 4 years;
- Two-year programme: Minimum of 2 years, maximum of 3 years.
A student who is unable to complete a degree programme within time limit would be withdrawn by the University. The University reserves the right to make curricula changes (add and/or delete courses) and require the student to meet the new course requirements but as a rule, the student will be required to follow the curriculum in force at the time he/she was admitted to the University.
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