Encyclopedia > GPA

  Article Content

Grade point average

Redirected from GPA

Grade Point Average is a number quantity representing a student's academic performance of a semester, trimester, or school year. The calculation of GPA varies from school to school, but most of the time it is some form of average of the course grades and course credits.

Most high schools and colleges in the United States have a GPA range between 0 and 4. The letter grade equivalents are:

  • A = 4
  • B = 3
  • C = 2
  • D = 1
  • F = 0

Cumulative GPA is the average of the student's GPA since entering the school. For the purposes of university admissions, GPA is sometimes weighted. This typically involves giving additional point value to advanced courses.

See also: Grade (education)

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Ocean Beach, New York

... Native American, 1.45% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 2.17% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any ...

This page was created in 25.9 ms