6.20.3. The Grade-Point Average

The grades that can be assigned at Oglethorpe are given in the table in Sec. 6.20.1. As the table demonstrates, each grade is assigned a number of quality points.

For each course, the grade-points is the product of the semester hours for the course and the quality points of the grade earned.

6.20.3.1.Computing the Term (or Semester) Grade-Point Average

  • The term (semester) grade-points is the sum of all the grade-points earned in
    courses taken during all sessions within the term (semester) in question.
  • The term (semester) hours attempted is the total semester hours for courses
    taken during the semester in question and for which any of the following grades were assigned: “A,” “A-,” “B+,” “B,” “B-,” “C+,” “C,” “C-,” “D+,” “D,” “F,” “FA,” “WF” or “U.”
  • The term (semester) grade-point average (term (semester) GPA) is the term (semester) grade-points divided by the corresponding term (semester) hours attempted; if the quotient is undefined it is taken to be zero.


6.20.3.2.Computing the Cumulative Grade-Point Average

  • The cumulative grade-points is the sum of all grade-points earned in all courses
    taken at Oglethorpe.
  • The cumulative hours attempted is the total semester hours for all courses taken
    at Oglethorpe and for which any of the following grades were assigned: “A,” “A-,” “B+,” “B,” “B-,” “C+,” “C,” “C-,” “D+,” “D,” “F,” “FA,” “WF” or “U.”
  • The cumulative grade-point average (cumulative GPA) is the cumulative grade- points divided by the cumulative hours attempted; if the quotient is undefined it is taken to be zero.