Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

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 regents cumulative grade-point average is calculated by dividing the number of credit hours 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.

The third is the institutional average, which is used to determine academic standing and graduation eligibility.  Under the institutional average, students may repeat a course or courses and have only the last earned grade count toward the institutional grade point average and credit awarded. The institutional average is the basis for determining academic standing and eligibility for graduation.

Students should be aware that when transferring to other institutions or when applying to graduate or professional school, many receiving institutions make admission decisions based on the Regents’ cumulative grade point average or their own internal calculation method.