UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Grade Point Average (GPA)

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Computing GPA

Honor points per credit hour

A

4.00

C

2.00

A-

3.67

C-

1.67

B+

3.33

D+

1.33

B

3.00

D

1.00

B-

2.67 

D-

0.67

C+   

2.33  

F/XF

0.00 

  • I:  Incomplete (Not computed in GPA); requires a final letter grade to graduate
  • S: Satisfactory (Not computed in GPA)
  • U: Unsatisfactory (Computed in GPA as a failing grade)
  • W: A late drop (Not computed in GPA)

Here's an example of how GPA is calculated for each semester.

Letter Grade

Honor Points  X

Course Credits  = 

Honor Points Calculated

A

4.000

3

12.000

C

2.000

3

6.000

B

3.000

4

12.000

B+

3.333

3

9.999

   

13 Total Credits

39.999 Total Honor Points

39.999 total honor points / 13 credits attempted = 3.076 semester GPA

Off-setting a low grade

  • 3-credit F requires a 3-credit A to average a grade of C.
  • 3-credit D requires a 3-credit B to average a grade of C.
  • It is possible for your GPA to recover from a few low grades, though you'll save stress, time and money if you can avoid them. (An F or D may be retaken, but at the expense of time and money.)
  • Use the "Desired GPA Calculator" section of GPA Calculator to determine what you need to overcome a low grade.

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GPA standards

Maintaining a cumulative (all semesters) GPA at or above 3.0 (B average) is recommended and is required for some programs such as student teaching.

A cumulative 3.0 GPA may qualify you for an honor society (such as AKD-Sociology, Phi Alpha Theta-History, and more; inquire with the department of your major). Membership adds distinction to your resume and earns you society honor cords to wear at graduation. Some honor societies may have higher GPA requirements.

Considering Graduate School? A cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above can enhance your chances of acceptance. Requirements may vary among programs.

A 2.0 cumulative GPA is the minimum requirement to remain in "good standing" at UWRF.

 
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