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 Before the pandemic Dartmouth considered standardized test scores to be among the most important information alongside grade point average, essays and class rank. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, "College Admission Season Is Crazier Than Ever. That Could Change Who Gets In.," 16 Mar. 2021 In four years, the 17-year-old passed just three classes and earned a grade point average of 0.13. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, "Baltimore school officials making $100K despite failing test scores," 9 Mar. 2021 Students inducted into the society each year represent the top 100 students by grade point average who have earned a minimum of 70 semester hours with at least 32 semester hours at BW. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "College Corner, Medina County," 13 Dec. 2020 Pitino also received $50,000 for his team's graduation success rate and $25,000 for the team's grade point average. Erick Smith, USA TODAY, "These coaches got bonus pay for 2020 NCAA Tournament that didn't happen," 10 Mar. 2021 According to transcripts, France's son passed only three classes in his four years of high school, earning a 0.13 grade point average. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, "Public hearing looms for school with abysmal pandemic GPA," 6 Mar. 2021 Alexis, who at 16 is already a high school senior who carries a 3.9 grade point average, began work researching the project in January. cleveland, "Girl Scout’s work on behalf of bluebirds earns her Mayfield Village proclamation," 30 Oct. 2020 To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.69 during the Fall 2020 semester and must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester., "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 24 Dec. 2020 That’s especially true because the team’s grade point average went from slightly above 2.0 to over 3.0 with six players making the dean’s list last spring. Terry Pluto, cleveland, "Not much ‘normal’ since 'germaphobe’ Dennis Gates hired as Cleveland State’s hoops coach – Terry Pluto," 8 Nov. 2020

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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 15 Apr. 2021.

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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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