Grade point average calculation

  • A student’s cumulative GPA comprises all Liberty University 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, C, D, F, and FN
    • Grades of AU, I, IP, NF, 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
    • 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

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