51-00 Grade-Point Average


51-30 Method of Calculation of Grade Points
51-50 Cumulative Grade-Point Average
51-70 Grade-Point Deficiency

51-30 Method of Calculation of Grade Points Print This Policy

The number of grade points obtained by a student in any course shall be computed by multiplying the number of credits in the course by the grade-point equivalent of the grade in the course as specified in Section 47-60. Courses taken under the satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading system are not used in computing grade points.

Example: HIST 020, 3 credits, grade B, produces 9 grade points, and MATH 006, 3 credits, grade F, gives 0 grade points.

Revised: 9/9/75


51-50 Cumulative Grade-Point Average Print This Policy

A student's cumulative grade-point average is the weighted mean value of all grade points (see Section 51-30) earned either by enrollment or examinations in courses at the University. The cumulative GPA for a student who is completing more than one undergraduate major program, either a sequential or concurrent degree, will be computed using the grades earned in all courses taken at the University, except for the following: (Note: the words student and undergraduate student are used to designate a baccalaureate or associate degree candidate, a provisional student, or a nondegree student.)

  1. a baccalaureate degree candidate who has completed associate degree 800-level courses-- cumulative grade-point average will be based on all courses completed, other than associate degree 800-level;

  2. a student who has been approved for academic renewal--cumulative grade-point average will be computed in accordance with Senate Policy 58-60.
Revised: 12/11/73 (as Rule N-1)
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51-70 Grade-Point Deficiency Print This Policy

A grade-point deficiency for a student exists when total grade points are less than total credits scheduled multiplied by two.

Example: At the end of the second semester, a student who has scheduled a total of 36 credits and who has earned 66 grade points would have a grade-point deficiency of 6 and would be placed on academic warning. (36 credits x 2=72; 72-66=6)

Courses for which "no grade" and "deferred grade" symbols have been recorded are not included in the computation of grade-point deficiency.

H-3 Computation of Grade Point Average/Deficiency When No Grades (NG) and/or Deferred Grades (DF) Exist Procedure

Revised: 9/9/75

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