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What's a Grade Point Average?
The term 'GPA' is somewhat ambiguous because each student actually has
several GPA's. The following are simplified explanations of the different
types of GPA's. (GPA's for major/minor coursework may also be calculated
for certain programs.)
- Regents GPA
- the average of every grade received at Augusta State University,
including repeated courses. This GPA is used in determining eligibility
for academic awards.
- Institutional GPA
- the average of grades received in all courses taken at
Augusta State University, including only the last grade received in ASU courses.
If an undergraduate student repeats an ASU course
(except courses which may be repeated for credit such as WELL activity
courses), then the new grade earned, higher or lower, replaces the former
grade in calculating the adjusted GPA. (A student's transcript will
reflect all grades earned by a student at Augusta State University.)
Note: If a student repeats a course in which he/she has
previously earned credit and fails the repeat, the credit
from the passed attempt is lost and the F is used in calculating the Institutional GPA.
This GPA is used in determining graduation
eligibility as well as whether or not a student is placed on academic
probation or academic suspension.
- Term GPA
- the average of grades earned in one particular term at
Augusta State University. This GPA determines Deans' Lists and whether a student
on academic probation will be placed on academic suspension.
- Transfer GPA
- the average of grades that have transferred in from other
schools. A transfer student may begin at Augusta State University on academic
probation, but this GPA does not figure into academic standing once the
student has grades earned from ASU. Transfer work may be used to determine
eligibility for academic awards.
- Overall GPA
- the average of all grades earned in college level work.
This includes all work on all college transcripts and is used to determine
eligibility for graduation with honors.
To Calculate a Grade Point Average:
- Convert the grades to quality points. Multiply the letter grades' values by the
number of credit hours attempted in each course.
Letter grades have the following values: A=4; B=3; C=2; D=1; F=0; WF=0.
(I, W, S, U, V, K, and NR are not included in the determination of GPA.)
For example, if a student earns a C in a 3 hour course, the
quality points would be 6 (2 grade points times 3 credit hours equals 6 quality points).
- Add all the quality points.
- Add all the hours attempted (except classes with W).
- Divide total quality points by total hours attempted.
The quotient, truncated to two decimal places, is the GPA.
Since you must have at least 2.00 to graduate from ASU,
students who earn an Institutional GPA of less than 2.00 will be placed on
academic probation. Students on probation may continue in attendance
provided they meet the following minimum requirements based on "credit
level." The credit level is the sum of all
hours, including transfer credit,
for classes in which the student earned any grade other than W.
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Students who are on probation and fail to meet the minimum requirements
specified for students on probation will be suspended. The time of the
suspension will be a minimum of one semester for the first suspension, two
semester for the second suspension, and three semesters for all suspensions
thereafter. After the mandatory period has passed, students may begin the
process for reinstatement by petitioning the dean of the appropriate
school in writing at least thirty days prior to the desired quarter of
An undergraduate is classified on the basis of the number of hours of
academic credit earned at the time of registration.
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|| 90 or more
The Dean's Lists for each of ASU's three colleges are compiled each term for
undergraduate students. To qualify for this academic honor, a student
must earn 9 or more semester hours in undergraduate coursework numbered 1000 or
above, achieve a Term GPA of 3.66 or better, and receive no grade of I,
F, or WF during the term.