Grade Point Average (GPA)

The grade point average is determined by multiplying the number of credit hours of the course by the point value of the grade received for the course (A, 4; B, 3; C, 2; D, 1; F, O; W not calculated). The resulting products (quality points) are then summed and divided by the total number of credit hours. The grade point average is computed for all courses attempted, excluding courses repeated.

D and F Grades
No degree credit may be earned for D and F grades received in graduate level courses. Such courses must be repeated and a grade of C or higher must be earned to satisfy graduate degree requirements. Grades of D and F are a permanent part of the record, however, and are used in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average. However, as indicated in ARTICLE V. Section 4C (Master’s) and ARTICLE VI. Section 3 (Doctoral), a student may earn no more than two C grades, or they will be dismissed from the Graduate School.