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1330 Cumulative Grade Point Average


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Georgia State University has two cumulative grade point averages that are used to determine academic progress and appear on student’s permanent records.

Institutional GPA - Based on courses taken at Georgia State University

This cumulative grade point average is calculated by dividing all hours attempted at Georgia State University into total quality points earned. Quality points are calculated by multiplying hours earned for each course by the numerical value of the grade earned. (See the following table below for numerical equivalents of letter grades.) Credits earned in other institutions, credit by examination, credits which carry S/U grades, CLEP credit, IB credit, AP credit, remedial courses and courses specifically excluded by University policy are not used in computing the grade point average.

The institutional grade point average is used in determining your academic standing, and determines your eligibility for graduation. (A 3.00 is required for graduate students for graduation.)

Overall Grade Point Average - Based on courses taken at Georgia State University and transfer grades

The overall grade point average is calculated by dividing all hours attempted at Georgia State University and those transferred into total quality points earned. Quality points are calculated by multiplying hours earned for each course by the numerical value of the grade earned. (See the following table for numerical equivalents of letter grades.) Credit by examination, credits which carry S/U grades, CLEP credit, IB credit, AP credit, remedial courses, and courses specifically excluded by University policy are not used in computing the grade point average.

This GPA is used by some departments that require admission to a major. See specific admission requirements within the program descriptions.

All grade point averages are rounded to the hundredth place. For example, 2.676 is rounded to 2.68.

All attempts at all academic courses taken are included in these calculations, based on the definitions listed above, of total number of grade points earned and the total number of semester hours attempted.

The numerical equivalents (grade point) for academic letter grades are as follows:

A+ 4.30
A 4.00
A- 3.70
B+ 3.30
B 3.00
B- 2.70
C+ 2.30
C 2.00
C- 1.70
D 1.00
F 0.00
WF 0.00
IP 0.00

The symbols I (Incomplete), IP (In Progress), W (Withdrawal), S (Satisfactory), U (Unsatisfactory), V (Audit), K (Credit-by-examination), and NR (Not Reported) do not have numerical equivalents and are not used in calculating grade point averages. The Department of Veterans Affairs defines the U and V as non-punitive grades; however, veteran students should notify the veterans’ counselor immediately upon receiving a grade of U or V.