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 Kylan, a native of Birmingham who attended Birmingham City Schools throughout elementary, middle and high school, ended up with a 4.5 grade point average. Michelle Matthews |, al, 29 Apr. 2022 The bike giveaway was an incentive for students that earned a 2.5 grade point average or higher this school year. David Sharos, Chicago Tribune, 22 May 2022 In addition, those who earn a 2.5 grade point average or higher in community college are guaranteed entrance into a public four-year school without having to pay an application fee or write an application essay. Kim Costigan,, 18 May 2022 The death of Robbie Roper, a high school quarterback from Georgia who had multiple college scholarship offers and a 3.9 grade point average when he was buried in December, was more than a tragedy. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 4 May 2022 Elliott Tanner is maintaining a 3.78 grade point average at the University of Minnesota and is participating in undergraduate research while also tutoring classmates. NBC News, 24 Apr. 2022 Typically, dean’s list honorees earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average, carrying at least 12 credits. cleveland, 31 Jan. 2022 Boley finished her degree in May, with a 3.98 grade point average, and is now working on a master’s at Worcester State. Kim Costigan,, 18 May 2022 High school juniors or seniors with at least a 3.0 grade point average are eligible to apply. Michelle Mullins,, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

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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 24 Jun. 2022.

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