Grade Point Average (GPA)

The Grade Point Average is a calculation of your average grade or result. This can be calculated on a yearly basis, or for your course as a whole. It is calculated on the following basis:

  • Each grade is assigned a number known as the Grade Point

  • The higher the grade, the higher the corresponding Grade Point.

Grade Points for some of the most common grades are as follows:

Grade or result

Grade Point

High Distinction

7

Distinction

6

Credit

5

Pass

4

Fail

1.5

Examples

If you complete two subjects (both worth 3 credit points) and receive a Credit in one and a Pass in the other, then your Grade Point Average will be 4.5.

If your subjects have different credit point values (for example, one 3-credit-point subject and one 6-credit-point subject) this is taken into account in calculating your GPA to a formula. If you received a Credit in the 6-credit-point subject, and a Pass in the 3-credit-point subject, then your GPA will be 4.66. This is calculated with the following formula:

(subject credit points x Grade Point) + (subject credit points x Grade Point)

_______________________________________________

Total number or credit points for all subjects

This is the calculation for Example 2:

(6 x 5) +(3 x 4)

_____________

=

30 + 12

____________

= 4.66

(6 + 3)

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All currently used grades and their corresponding Grade Points

Grade*

Grade Point

Grade*

Grade Point

HD

7

SPC

3

D

6

SP-

3

C

5

N

1.5

P

4

SN

1.5

SP

4

X

0

PC

3

SX

0

P-

3

WF

0

Currently used grades that do not count towards GPA

Grade

Grade

AI

S

ED

SS

KU

SU

NS

TR

RW

U

Grades and Grade Points that are not currently in use

Grade

Grade Point

Grade

Grade Point

Grade

Grade Point

I

7

III

4

EXT

0

IIA

6

PT

3

FS

0

IIB

5

F

1.5

NX

0

PQ

4

SN

1.5

PU

0

Q

4

CS

0

W

0

Grades not currently in use that did not count towards GPA

Grade

Grade

EX

PU

FX

CS

W

EXT

More information

See Subject results and grades explained.