UCC Grading System | How to Calculate Your GPA & CGPA

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 different classes of degrees 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




The Continuous Assessment component consists of take-home assignments, 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, and plan and solve real-life problems.

Duration of End-of-Semester Examination

The duration of the end-of-semester examination is determined by the credit weighting of the course; the pattern is as follows:

One-Credit Course1 – 1.5 hours
Two-Credit Course1.5 – 2 hours
Three-Credit Course2 – 3 hours

UCC Grading System

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:

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80 – 100A4.0Excellent
75 – 79B+3.5Very Good
70 – 74B3.0Good
65 – 69C+2.5Average
60 – 64C2.0Fair
55 -59D+1.5Barely Satisfactory
50 – 54D1.0Weak Pass

How To Calculate your GPA at 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

E.g. 46.5

BIO 1214A16.00
ISP 1223B+10.5
GDP 1223B9
EDC 1112C+5
GPD 1223C6

Total GPT=46.5

• Total Credits= 15
• GPA= 46.5/15

GPA= 3.1

How To Calculate your CGPA in 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 is as follows:

First Class3.6 – 4.0
Second Class (Upper Division)3.0 – 3.5
Second Class (Lower Division)2.5 – 2.9
Third Class Division2.0 – 2.4
Pass1.0 – 1.9
Fail< 1.0

UCC Requirements for Graduation

Candidates for a degree must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Pass all compulsory core courses – general, faculty, or departmental compulsory core courses;
  2. Meet Inter-faculty course requirements;
  3. Accumulate a minimum of 120 credits (Including Advanced Credits);
  4. Attain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (C.G.P.A) of 1.0;
  5. Settle all financial and other obligations to the University;
  6. 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:

  1. Four-year programme: Minimum of 4 years, maximum 5 years;
  2. Three-year programme: Minimum of 3 years, maximum 4 years;
  3. 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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