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

Examples of grade point average in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each of the magnet schools on this list requires students to meet entrance requirements, which could include taking an admissions test, having a minimum grade point average, performing an audition or other selective criteria, to gain admission. al, "‘Standout Schools’ list in Alabama compiled by Niche not accurate," 15 Jan. 2020 Many magnet programs, particularly in high schools, require a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or 3.0 to enter. Scott Travis,, "School choice application period starting," 27 Nov. 2019 To be named to the Provost’s List, full-time, degree-seeking students must have attained a grade point average of at least 3.70. Rich Heileman,, "Berea ARF to break ground for new shelter: Around The Town," 5 July 2019 Lexie Tremble graduated Saturday from UW-Eau Claire with a 3.70 grade point average and a degree in nursing as a member of the Nursing Honors Society, Sigma Theta Tau. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Nickel: Her sister's plight sparked an interest and now this champion runner is an up-and-coming star as a nurse, too," 24 Dec. 2019 The new program in New Mexico would be open to recent graduates of high schools or high school equivalency programs in the state, and students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average. New York Times, "New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residents," 18 Sep. 2019 The University’s Dean’s List honors undergraduate students who have achieved a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester. Rich Heileman,, "Berea ARF to break ground for new shelter: Around The Town," 5 July 2019 In one case, a student appears to have been accepted with a 3.0 grade point average and an SAT score of 1410, both below the school’s average around that time. Washington Post, "Records: USC gave extra attention to students tied to donors," 4 Sep. 2019 Chi Phi did not have any violations on the most recent report card, and the group’s members appeared to have a higher grade point average than the campus average. Chris Quintana, USA TODAY, "Another death at Penn State: Chi Phi fraternity suspended after teen dies off campus," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of grade point average

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Grade point average.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of grade point average

US : a number that indicates a student's average grade

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