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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To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 8 June 2018 To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average, based on a 4.0 system. Community Report, Houston Chronicle, "Dayton’s Merrell named to President’s List at Mississippi College for Spring 2018," 6 June 2018 To qualify, students have earned a minimum grade point average of 3.7 while enrolled in at least 12 semester hours. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 22 June 2018 Recipient must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative postsecondary grade point average. Ajc Staff, ajc, "What is the Zell Miller scholarship? Things to know about Georgia’s HOPE scholarships and lottery," 23 Mar. 2018 Both maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during that semester. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "A trip to Carnegie Hall for University Heights mayor; 'Breaking Barriers' at Beachwood's Maltz Museum; more: Press Run," 2 Feb. 2018 Students with a grade point average of 3.75 or better qualify for the dean's list. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 13 July 2018 Teachers at Hamilton Southeastern take a similar approach, accepting upperclassmen through an application process that doesn't weigh heavily on grade point average. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "This innovative class in Fishers, Noblesville could start showing up in other schools," 21 May 2018 Last year, student grade point averages programwide went up 16.9 percent. Pam Kragen,, "David's Harp strikes a note with at-risk teens," 30 May 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

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

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