Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

Grade Point Averages

Georgia College truncates all GPAs to the second decimal point.

Georgia College records three grade point averages on student transcripts.  One is the term average, based upon all work attempted in a particular semester. The second is the Regents' cumulative average. The third is the institutional average, which is used to determine academic standing and graduation eligibility.

Regents' Cumulative Grade Point Average

The regents cumulative grade-point average is calculated by dividing the number of hours scheduled in all courses attempted in which a grade of A, B, C, D, F, or WF has been received into the number of grade points earned on those hours scheduled. When courses have been repeated, all attempts are included in this calculation. Transfer credit is not included in the calculation of the Regents’ cumulative grade point average.

Institutional Grade Point Average

Georgia College uses the institutional average. Under the institutional average, students may repeat a course or courses and have only the last grade earned count toward the institutional grade point average and credit awarded. The institutional average is the basis for determining academic standing and eligibility for graduation. The institutional average applies to all students. The decision to use the institutional average for purposes other than academic standing and graduation is covered in other sections of this catalog.

Students should be aware that when transferring to other institutions or when making application for graduate school, most receiving institutions make admission decisions based on the Regents’ cumulative grade point average. The institutional grade point average is for internal use at Georgia College.