## ​​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