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Grades and Grade Point Averages (GPA)

What is the difference between College GPA hours vs College earned hours?

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2009-05-24 19:54:43

A GPA is a students grade point average, calculated on the

grades received for each course. There is a semester GPA, and a

cumulative (total) GPA. Earned credit hours are the amount of

credits completed successfully (D or higher). Just remember a D is

a minimum pass and can bring our GPA below a 2.0 (C) average which

could lead to dismissal. In addition, D grades will not transfer to

other colleges and universities.

The GPA is calculated by adding up the total quality points and

dividing that number by the number of credits completed. Each grade

is assigned a number of quality points. For example, A = 12 quality

points, B+ = 10.5, B=9, etc..

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