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Quality Points and GPA

The academic grade point average (GPA) is determined by multiplying the quality points assigned to each letter grade (A = 4; B = 3; C = 2; D = 1; F = 0) by the credit for each course. The resulting total quality points divided by credit hours attempted produces the grade point average. The grade of F or FSA carries no quality points but the credits attempted are calculated into the student's grade point average. Grades of I, CR, W, WP, and WF, do not carry quality points, are not tabulated as hours attempted, and do not affect the grade point average.

Transfer credit is not included in the GPA calculation.

Undergraduate Grading Standard: In considering student performance, and in determining suitability for continued study or degree award, the University is attentive to the cumulative grade point average and the patterns of grades that yield the average. The University requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 for program continuation in good standing and for degree award. Additionally, the University requires a pattern of grades which documents consistent performance in courses at or above the 2.00 level.

For students enrolled as online degree students, GPA will be calculated in May and December for the purposes of determining warning, probation or suspension.

Only credits received for coursework in which performance was assessed at D or higher counts toward or are applicable to degree credit hour requirements.

Revised: 03/11/2015

Academic Catalog 15-16