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Grade Point Average

Grade Point Average
Grade point average (GPA) is a system used to evaluate the overall scholastic performance of college students. The GPA of a student is computed by dividing the total number of his/her grade points by the total number of course credits for which the student received the grades of A, B, C, D, or F.

The grade points a student earns for a course are computed by multiplying the number of credits that the course is worth by the grade points assigned to the grade that the student receives for the course (i.e., 4 for A, 3 for B, 2 for C, 1 for D, and 0 for F). Courses for which the grades of CR, NC, CE, W, N, I, and AU have been recorded are not included in the computation of the GPA. Effective Spring 2009, the N grade will be an option in a limited number of courses (see list).

Grade Point Average when Courses are Repeated
If a course is repeated in Fall 1997 or after (including summer session), only the course grade for the most recent repeat of the course shall be used in determining the Grade Point Average. Only the course grades of A, B, C, D, or F shall be used for this purpose. Courses that may be repeated for credit are not included in this policy.

Students who intend to transfer are reminded that many colleges and universities do not permit the substitution of the most recent grades when computing grade point ratios and will compute the grade point ratio according to their own standards.

Manual recomputation of GPA
for certain purposes when courses have been repeated
The GPA will not be recomputed for any course repeated exclusively before Fall, 1997. However, the GPA for students with such courses will be manually recomputed as necessary for the following designated purposes:

  1. determining eligibility for degrees or certificates the Dean’s List
  2. outstanding scholar recognitions at graduation
  3. election to honor societies or organizations
  4. other special purposes as designated by the Dean of Student Services.


These manually-computed GPAs will not be indicated on official transcripts.

Grade Reports
Grades are posted in each student’s MyUH account at the end of each term. Students are responsible for reporting errors to the Records Office within seven days.

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