​​GPA calculation method​

​​GPA calculation method​

Registrar’s Terminology

 

This page explains how the Grade Point Average (GPA) is
calculated in a student’s academic record. It also gives definitions of the
terms printed on the grade transcripts. Click on the illustration to the right
to view the detailed grades in the sample DAU Official Academic Record.

CR
The credit hours assigned to a course.

LG
The letter grade assigned to students in a course.

PT
The points assigned to a course. It is deduced by multiplying the numerical
grades by the number of credits assigned.

EHR
Earned Hours: the total number of credit hours awarded to the student for
successful completion of academic course work or its equivalent transfer
coursework. In other words, it is the sum of credit hours in all courses with a
letter grade (A+ to D, T, CR).

QHR
Quality Hours: the total number of hours used in calculating the quality points.
It is the total number of numerically-graded credit hours (A+ to F).When a
course is repeated, the last instance of the course is added to QHR and all
earlier ones are ignored.

QPT
Quality Points: the total points (PT) awarded to the student. It is by the
summation of points (PT); in other words, it is the sum of points (PT) in all
courses with a letter grade (A+ to F, DN).

GPA
Grade Point Average: the average points scored in all attained quality-hours.

 

How Semester and Cumulative Grade Point Averages are
Calculated?

In any semester, a student’s GPA is calculated based on the letter-grades
attained. In calculating the GPA the following principles are taken into
consideration:

  • Grades of courses not included in the Cumulative GPA contribute to the
    Semester GPA but not to the Cumulative GPA
  • When a course is repeated, the last instance of the course is added to
    QHR and all earlier instances are disregarded
  • The calculation of Cumulative EHR, QHR, QPT, and GPA is recursive in the
    sense that the value for the current semester is calculated taking into
    account the values for the previous semester
     

Semester EHR, QHR, QPT and GPA

Semester EHR = the total number of numerically-graded credit hours in A+
to D
Semester QHR = the total number of numerically-graded credit hours in A+
to F and DN
Semester QPT = the sum of points (PT) in all courses with a letter grade
in the semester
Semester GPA = Semester QPT ÷ Semester QHR

Cumulative EHR, QHR, QPT, and GPA

Cumulative EHR = Cumulative EHR of previous semester + current semester
EHR
Cumulative QHR = Cumulative QHR of previous semester + current semester
QHR — credits of repeated courses — credits of courses not included in
Cumulative GPA
Cumulative QPT = Cumulative QPT of previous semester + current semester
QPT — points of repeated courses — points of courses not included in Cumulative
GPA
Cumulative GPA = Cumulative QPT ÷ Cumulative QHR