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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 = 4.00; B = 3.00; C = 2.00; D = 1.00; F = 0.00) by the credit for each course. The resulting total quality points divided by credit hours attempted produces the GPA. The grade of F or FSA carries no quality points but the credits attempted are calculated into the student's GPA. Grades of I, CR, W, WP, and WF do not carry quality points, are not tabulated as hours attempted, and do not affect the GPA.


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 GPA grade point average and the patterns of grades that yield the average. The University requires a cumulative GPA of 2.00 for program continuation in good standing and to be awarded a degree. 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.




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