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Computing The Grade Point Average
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In UMF's grading system, grade points are awarded for letter grades as follows:

A 4.00 points C- 1.67 points
A- 3.67 points D+ 1.33 points
B+ 3.33 points D 1.00 point
B 3.00 points D- 0.67 points
B- 2.67 points F 0.00 points
C+ 2.33 points WF 0.00 points
C 2.00 points    
       

Grade point averages are computed in the Registrar's Office. Only final grades which carry numerical grade points are counted in computing the grade point average (GPA). Courses taken pass/fail and courses with grades of incomplete are not counted. Grades and credits for courses transferred to UMF are not included in the calculation of the GPA. If a course is repeated once, the second grade only is figured into the GPA. In the event that a course is repeated more than once, the second and all subsequent grades are counted.

GPA is the average grade per credit. To find the GPA, multiply the number of credits for each course by the grade points earned in that course, which will show the number of quality points earned. Add the quality points for all courses attempted in a semester and divide that sum by the number of credits attempted that semester in courses that are not pass/fail*.

Example:

Course Grade Credits   Grade Points Quality Points

Course 1

B 3 x 3.00 = 9.00
Course 2 P(pass) 3* x ---- = ----
Course 3 C+ 3 x 2.33 = 6.99
Course 4 B- 4 x 2.67 = 10.68
Course 5 F 3 x 0.00 = 0.00

  13 (not including 3 as pass*                   Total 26.67   

GPA = 26.67 quality points divided by 13 credits = 2.05 GPA

The accumulative GPA is figured in the same manner, but it includes all UMF courses taken to date.

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