Policies & Regulations
Academic Affairs: Enrollment Services


Undergraduate Academic Averages (Grade Point Averages)
Number: 2.0700P
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Effective Date: 02/14/2011
Revised Date:
Responsible Division/Department:
Academic Affairs / Enrollment Services


I.    OBJECTIVE & PURPOSE 

 

The objective is to identify the different terminology used on documents referring to grade point averages and to establish how each is calculated, in order to improve the understanding of those who use this data.

 

II.    STATEMENT OF POLICY 

 

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 quality 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).