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Quality Point System (or Grade Point Average)

Academic standing is based on the cumulative quality point index or grade point average (GPA), which is determined by assigning a numerical value for each letter grade earned. For each semester, grades of "A" through "E" yield the quality points listed above. No other grades carry quality point values.

The GPA for one semester is determined by dividing the number of quality points earned during the semester by the number of credit hours carried during the semester for all courses in which weighted grades were received. The following example illustrates how the GPA is determined for one semester.

Course

Semester Hours Carried

Grade

Quality Points

Semester Hours Earned

Total Quality Points

ARTH 109

3

B+

3.34

3

10.02

PHED 168

2

A

4.00

2

8.00

PSYC 100

3

C

2.00

3

6.00

CHEM 111

4

C-

1.67

4

6.68

HIST 101

3

B

3.00

3

9.00

Totals

15

 

 

 

39.70

GPA =

Quality Points Earned =

39.70 =

2.64

 

Semester Hours Carried

15

 

In the example, 39.70 quality points divided by 15 s.h. attempted yields a semester GPA of 2.64.

The cumulative GPA is determined by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of credit hours carried for all courses in which weighted grades were received.

Cumulative GPA

=

Total Quality Points Earned

 

 

Total Semester Hours Carried

Passing ("P"), failing ("F"), pending ("PEN"), incomplete ("I"), and withdrawal ("W") grades are not computed in the GPA. When "PEN" or "I" grades are replaced by a permanent grade, the semester and cumulative GPA’s are recomputed. Only grades earned for course work completed at SUNY Oneonta are included in the computation of the GPA. GPA’s are truncated, not rounded. For example, a 2.64666 mathematical computation means the student’s GPA is 2.64.

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