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GPA

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Registrar's Office

Affected Parties

Students

Policy Language

A student’s cumulative GPA comprises all coursework completed at the current academic level (Undergraduate, Graduate or Doctoral) regardless of prior degree conferral, broken enrollment or a program/major change. All work is graded by letters which are assigned quality points as indicated below.

Policy Rationale

To ensure that students understand the grade point average calculation standards set forth by the University.

Definition of Glossary Terms

None specified

Procedural Information

Procedures

To determine the grade point average (GPA), the quality points earned are divided by semester hours completed. GPA hours are hours that are used in the calculation of the GPA. The following grades are included in GPA hours:  A, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, and FN. Grades of AU, I, IP, NP, P, PR, Q, R, and W are not included in GPA hours. A grade of B, for example, in a course bearing three semester hours of credit would be assigned nine quality points and a grade of C in that course, six quality points. Thus, if a student takes 16 semester hours of work and earns 40 quality points, his GPA is 2.50 (40 quality points divided by 16 semester hours). Only courses taken at Liberty are used in computing the GPA.


Grade

Meaning

Quality Points Per Semester Hour

A

Excellent

4

A-


3.67

AU

Audit

0

B+


3.33

B

Good

3

B-


2.67

C+


2.33

C

Average

2

C-


1.67

D+


1.33

D

Poor

1

D-


0.67

F

Failure

.00

FN

Failure for Non-Attendance

.00

I

Incomplete

.00

IP

In Progress

.00

NF

Failure for Non-Attendance (for Pass/Fail Courses)

.00

NP

Non-Pass (for Pass/Fail courses)

.00

P

Pass

.00

PRProgress.00

Q

Academic Amnesty

.00

R

Course Repeated

.00

W

Withdrew

.00


A student’s cumulative GPA comprises all coursework completed at the current academic level (Undergraduate, Graduate or Doctoral) regardless of prior degree conferral, broken enrollment or a program/major change. To determine the grade point average (GPA), the quality points earned are divided by GPA hours completed. GPA hours are hours that are used in the calculation of the GPA.  The following grades are included in GPA hours:  A, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, and FN.  Grades of AU, I, IP, NP, P, Q, R, and W are not included in GPA hours. A grade of B, for example, in a course bearing three semester hours of credit would be assigned nine quality points and a grade of C in that course, six quality points. Thus, if a student takes 16 semester hours of work and earns 40 quality points, his GPA is 2.50 (40 quality points divided by 16 semester hours). Only courses taken at Liberty are used in computing the GPA

Sanctions

None specified

Exceptions

None