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University of Calgary Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Regulations F. Academic Standing F.5 Grade Point Average
F.5 Grade Point Average

All grades are used in the calculation of yearly grade point averages, both for purposes of the official transcript of record and cumulative grade point averages determined by the faculties. For promotion or graduation, many faculties do not use a cumulative grade point average; instead, they use a continuous grade point average that excludes lower grades in repeated courses and/or grades in courses that are extra to the degree. Refer to individual faculty sections for promotion and graduation requirements.

In the determination of the grade point average, courses are weighted by the unit value of the course (e.g. 6 units or a full-course equivalent, 3 units or half-course equivalent, etc.)


Since F=0, D=1, C=2, B=3, A, A+=4, B-=2.7 (See Undergraduate Grading System), a student who completed 6 units (3.0 full-course equivalent) and 12 units (4.0 half-course equivalent) with grades A+, B, C, D, F, A and B- respectively would have the grade point average computed in the following manner.

6 unit courses (full-course equivalents):

6 units x 4 (A+) = 24

6 units x 3 (B) = 18

6 units x 2 (C) = 12

3 unit courses (half-course equivalents):

3 units x 1 (D) = 3

3 units x 0 (F) = 0

3 units x 4 (A) = 12

3 units x 2.7 (B-) = 8.1


30 units = 77.1

77.1 ÷ 30 = 2.57 Weighted Grade Point Average