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.
The credit hours assigned to a course.
The letter grade assigned to students in a course.
The points assigned to a course. It is deduced by multiplying the numerical
grades by the number of credits assigned.
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).
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.
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).
Grade Point Average: the average points scored in all attained quality-hours.