grade point average


Definition of grade point average 

: the average obtained by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credits attempted

called also quality point average

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Anonymous people unhappy with the story found Kausch’s college grade point average and her little sister’s school address and published them online. Washington Post, "Journalists struggle to keep online threats from escalating," 3 July 2018 Mercilus also related how his parents pulled him out of football briefly when his grades dropped to a 2.8 grade point average. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans' Whitney Mercilus on early football days: 'I was a toothpick'," 21 June 2018 Students would need at least a 3.7 grade point average to enter the lottery. New York Times, "Who Wins, and Who Loses, in the Proposed Plan for Elite Schools?," 29 June 2018 Bhatia earned a semester grade point average of 3.77 or higher last fall to be included on Colby's highly selective Dean's List. Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend County-area education honors," 19 Feb. 2018 To qualify for the honor roll, a student must take at least 12 credits and earn a grade point average of at least 3.3. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 13 July 2018 To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have earned at least 2.5 credits in the term, with a grade point average of 3.6 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Houston Chronicle, "Examiner-area education roundup," 30 Apr. 2018 Student-athletes with a minimum grade point average of 3.5, and 250 hours of community service, are invited apply. Anne Geggis,, "Family of slain Stoneman Douglas athletic director starts scholarship in his memory," 9 July 2018 The ceremony also recognized class scholars who graduated with a 4.75 grade point average of higher. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "Glastonbury High Graduates Say Goodbye To The Past And Hello To The Future," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of grade point average

1921, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of grade point average

: a number that indicates a student's average grade

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