System of Grading:

At the end of each semester, you will be given a grade for the quality and quantity of your work in a given class. A student’s academic standing is determined by the number of credits (classes) completed and his or her GPA. A student’s GPA is calculated by multiplying the number of units (credits) attempted in each course by the grade points earned per course. All grade point totals are added together. This sum is divided by the total number of credits, creating a final mean value.

Bethel Faith Spark Bible College grading system works on a 4.0 system. Please see the listing below for specifics.

Weighted Letter Regular Weighted
98-100 A+ 4.00 5.00
93-97 A 4.00 5.00
90-92 A- 3.67 4.67
88-89 B+ 3.33 4.33
83-87 B 3.00 4.00
80-82 B- 2.67 3.67
78-79 C+ 2.33 3.33
73-77 C 2.00 3.00
70-72 C- 1.67 2.67
68-69 D+ 1.33 2.33
63-67 D 1.00 2.00
60-62 D- 0.67 1.67
Below 60 F 0.00 1.00

Definition of Letter Grades

Grade Letter
A+ Outstanding Superior
A Outstanding
A- Extremely good work
B+ Very good work
B Good work
B- Quite a bit better than average
C+ Better than average
C Average; satisfactory work
C- Almost satisfactory
D+ Not good
D Barely passing
D- Passing with high risk to fail
F Failure


A grade of “F” counts in a GPA as a 0.0 average. Any class a student receives the final grade “F” in must be taken again at personal cost to the student. Students must achieve a passing grade (D or above) in order to earn credit toward graduation.