Agenda Item FA 11-13

Submitted by the Academic Standards Committee

Undergraduate Academic Averages (Grade Point Average)

02/03/11: Passed

02/14/11: Approved

Undergraduate Academic Averages (Grade Point Averages)

 
The Undergraduate catalog currently defines GPA as follows:
 

The sum of grade points earned is divided by the number of UNF hours attempted (except those hours with grades of X, I, P, NR, W, WM, WS, WD, WP, and UNF hours repeated for which the grade forgiveness policy was subsequently invoked). The resulting quotient is the grade point average (GPA). Example:

Course

Grade

Points x No. of Credits =

Total Pts.

ENC 1101

A-

3.7 3

11.1

BSC 1010C

C

2.0 4

8.0

MAC 1105

B+

3.3 3

9.9

MAR 3023

F

0.0 3

0.0

Total

 

13

29.0

29 grade points divided by 13 credits attempted equals 2.23 GPA
SOURCE: http://www.unf.edu/catalog/catalog.aspx?ban2=15032404136&id=15032403939

 
The Academic Standards Committee proposes the following changes to the Undergraduate Catalog definitions of:
 

Current Term GPA: The sum of UNF quality points (grade points x credits) earned within the current term is divided by the number of UNF hours attempted that term (except those hours with grades of "X, I, P, NR, W, WP, WM, WS" and "WD"). The resulting quotient is the current term GPA. Example:

 

Course

Grade

Grade Pts

x

Credits

=

Quality Points

ENC1101

A-

3.7

 

3

 

11.1

CHM2046C

C

2.0

 

4

 

8.0

MAC1102

B+

3.3

 

3

 

9.9

MAR3023

F

0.0

 

3

 

0.0

 

 

 

 

13

 

29

 

Total of 29 grade points earned divided by 13 credits attempted equals 2.23 current term GPA.

Upper Level GPA: The sum of all UNF upper level quality points earned is divided by the number of all UNF upper level hours attempted (except those hours with grades of "X, I, P, NR, W, WP, WM, WS" and "WD" and UNF hours repeated for which the grade forgiveness policy was subsequently invoked). The resulting quotient is the upper level GPA.

Cumulative GPA: The cumulative GPA appears on the unofficial transcript after each term.  The sum of all UNF quality points earned as of a particular term is divided by the number of all UNF hours attempted by the conclusion of that term (except those hours with grades of "X, I, P, NR, W, WP, WM, WS" and "WD" and UNF hours repeated for which the grade forgiveness policy was subsequently invoked). The resulting quotient is the cumulative GPA.

Total Institutional GPA: The sum of all UNF quality points earned is divided by the number of all UNF hours attempted (except those hours with grades of "X, I, P, NR, W, WP, WM, WS" and "WD" and UNF hours repeated for which the grade forgiveness policy was subsequently invoked). The resulting quotient is the total institutional GPA (which appears on the unofficial transcript at the end after the most recent term).

Total Transfer GPA: The total transfer GPA is calculated using those courses UNF considers transferable.  The sum of quality points earned in transferable courses from other institutions is divided by the number of hours transferable from other institutions. The resulting quotient is the total transfer GPA.

Overall GPA: The sum of all qualitys points earned at UNF and in transferable courses from other institutions is divided by the number of all UNF hours attempted (except those hours with grades of "X, I, P, NR, W, WP, WM, WS" and "WD" and UNF hours repeated for which the grade forgiveness policy was subsequently invoked) plus the number of hours transferable from other institutions. The resulting quotient is the overall GPA (which appears on the unofficial transcript at the end after the last term).