Grade Point Average
At the end of each term, each student's academic achievement is
measured by a numerical index called the Term GPA. This is computed
by dividing the number of grade points earned in that term by the
number of academic credits attempted in that term. For more
information see Grades.
- Cumulative Grade Point Average: The student's grade report each
term also shows the Cumulative GPA, which is obtained by dividing
the total accumulated grade points by the total number of academic
- Grade Point Average in Major: After a student has earned 95
quarter hours of credit, the GPA in the student's major appears on
the grade report. Each academic department determines which courses
are used to calculate GPA in major.
The student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.000 and a
GPA in major of at least 2.000. If not, the student may be
permitted to enroll for additional courses to remove this
deficiency. The overload policy applies. For more information
In some cases, a student who has received a low grade in a
course may repeat the course. If the student receives a higher
grade, the Term and Cumulative GPA's will be re-calculated, using
only the higher grade. For more information see Grade
Probation & Dismissal.
Exceptions & Questions
In a number of cases, credit can be earned in ways that do not
carry a grade and hence do not enter into the GPA. For more
Other questions: Consult the Office of the
to Rules & Procedures.