UCC has its own system of grading and hence, is captured below. UCC uses a combination of two projects to assess students. Which is the Continous Assessment and End of Semester Examination.
The continuous assessment comprises all activities done during lectures before the examination. These activities include group works, presentations, research works, and others.
About UCC Grading System & How To Calculate GPA
End-of-Semester examination results are posted in students’ portals before the re-opening date of the following semester.
The part of the assessment is the use of results gained in the end-of-semester examinations. This takes 60% of the marks and 40% goes into the continuous assessment.
All continuous assessment results shall be displayed on the departmental notice boards two (2) weeks before the start of end-of-semester examinations.
UCC Student Assessment
The University operates a combination of Continuous Assessment and End-of-Semester Examination with the following weightings. There are a minimum of two (2) Continuous Assessments per course per semester.
End-of-Semester Examinations For GPA Calculations
The duration of end-of-semester examinations is determined by the credit hours of courses as follows:
|CREDIT WEIGHTING||DURATION OF EXAMINATION|
|One-Credit Course||1-1½ hours|
|Two-Credit Course||1½-2 hours|
|Three-Credit Course||2-3 hours|
|Practical Courses||2-3 hours|
UCC Grading System
UCC Total raw scores (combination of continuous assessment and end-of-semester examination) of students are converted according to the following scheme:
|RAW SCORE||GRADE||GRADE POINT||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|
Other Grades Interpretation
- 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.
How To Calculate UCC GPA
Computation of Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
|CODE||DESCRIPTION||CREDIT POINT (CP)||LETTER GRADE||GRADE POINT (GP)||CP×GP|
|Eco 101||PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS 1||3||B||4||12|
|LSB 104||BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS||3||A||4||12|
|EPS 111||PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION||3||C||3||9|
|CMS 107||COMMUNICATION SKILLS||3||B||3||9|
|ASP 102A||RELIGION IN AFRICA||3||A||2||6|
|GPA||CGPA: Total Credits:||15||48|
|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 in the semester.|
|In computing the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) all the courses are treated as if they were taken in one semester.|
Note: Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is not the same as the average of GPAs for the various semesters
UCC Degree Classification
UCC degree programmes are classified according to your CGPA. The classifications are as follows:
|1st Class||3.6 – 4.0|
|2nd Class [Upper Division]||3.0 – 3.5|
|2nd Class [Lower Division]||2.5 – 2.9|
|3rd Class Division||2.0 – 2.4|
|Pass||1.0 – 1.9|