Computing Grade Point Averages
Grade point averages (GPA) are computed by a) multiplying the number of semester hours in each course by the appropriate grade points; b) totaling the grade points earned to date; and c) dividing the sum in (b) by the number of hours taken, excluding courses in which grades of S, P, U, or N or marks of I, O, R, or W have been given. Hours of F are included in hours attempted and are used in computing the GPA. Although grades of A+ have a value of a 4.33 in calculating a grade point average, the cumulative GPA's displayed at the bottom of the permanent record are truncated so as not to exceed 4.00.
At mid-semester, instructors have the opportunity to report grades for students whose work is below C-. The Office of the Registrar distributes any reports it receives to advisors and to individual students, but these grades are not recorded on the permanent record.
Since instructors are not required to submit mid-semester reports, students who do not receive a mid-semester report should not assume that their mid-semester grade is above a C-.