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 credits attempted.
  • 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.

GPA requirement

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 see:

Grade replacement

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 Replacement

Also see 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 information see:

Other questions: Consult the Office of the Registrar.

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