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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Medallions are awarded at each of the community colleges to graduating students who have earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average., "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 20 June 2019 The other 20 percent would go to higher-performing students with a grade point average of 3.5 or above. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Escondido high schools expect balanced budget, plan for ‘middle college’," 12 June 2019 Conway, the daughter of Karen Conway, graduated in May with a 4.0 grade point average with a degree in anthropology and a minor in psychology. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 11 June 2019 Members are selected from the highest 20 percent of eligible adult students who have a minimum 3.2 grade point average, 24 graded hours at Baldwin Wallace and are enrolled in their first undergraduate degree program. Sam Boyer,, "Medina County students excel at universities across the country," 6 June 2019 This year’s freshman class has a higher grade point average than previous classes and there are more students of color – an early sign that the university’s efforts are paying off. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "How Marian University is working to help solve the teaching shortage," 9 Apr. 2018 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

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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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