- 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
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.
51-50 Cumulative Grade-Point Average
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, or a nondegree student.)
- 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;
- 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)
Revised: 2/5/74 (as Rule N-1)
51-70 Grade-Point Deficiency
Revisions to Policy 51-70 were approved by the Senate on September 9, 2014. Revisions to this policy will become effective upon completion of implementation process(es). To view revisions, see the legislative report.
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.