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Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA)

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The letters A, B, C, D, S (satisfactory), and CR (credit) are used to indicate passing work. The letters F and U (unsatisfactory) and NC (no credit) indicate that the quality of work was such that, to obtain credit, the student must repeat the regular work of the course. P (progress) represents satisfactory progress, an interim grade pending completion of a subsequent term’s course work.

NOTE: there are four types of GPA used depending on the determination needed:

  • KU GPA: all KU attempted A-F hours – a 2.0 is required for graduation.
  • KU + Transfer: GPA of all hours taken at KU and transferred to KU. 
  • Calculated GPA: KU + KU correspondence courses used for certifying graduation – a 2.0 is required for graduation.
  • Junior/Senior Major GPA: junior/senior level major hours used for certifying graduation with the major – a 2.0 is required for graduation.

GPA Calculator

The following numerical values for each credit hour are used in calculating a student’s GPA:

Grade Points
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
D- 0.7
F 0.0

Grades of W/WP/WF (withdrawn), I (incomplete), P (progress), S (satisfactory), U (unsatisfactory), CR (credit), and NC (no credit) are not figured in the GPA. To calculate the GPA, add the grades points earned and divide that total by the number of hours attempted, those that are graded A, B, C, D, or F.