Grade Point Averages
A student in good standing becomes a candidate for the degree upon completion of a minimum 120 credit hours of work with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher at Roosevelt University. Students are also responsible for checking the grade point average requirements of their majors.
To compute grade point averages, Roosevelt University uses a four point system:
|Symbol||Grade Point per Credit|
1. Compute quality points by multiplying the point value assigned to the grade by the number of semester hours for that course. For example, an A in a three-credit hour course equals 12 quality points, a B in the same course, nine quality points, etc. In the case of repeated courses, only the higher grade is counted.
2. Compute quality hours by adding the total number of credit hours attempted for A-F grading, including failed courses (even those designated “pass/fail”). No points are assigned to an F, but the credit hours of a failed course are counted in computing the grade point average. Grades of W, P, S, I and IP do not affect the GPA, nor does the designation “CR” for transfer credits on a credit evaluation.
3. Grades preceded by an asterisk (*A, *B, etc.) are used for developmental courses and do not count in earned hours or the GPA.
4. To obtain the GPA, divide a total number of quality points by the total number of quality hours. For example, the GPA for a student with 61 credit hours including 16 credits A, 9 credits A-, 6 credits B+, 27 credits C, and 3 credits D-, is computed as follows:
|Grade||Quality Hours||Quality Points|
|A||16 X 4||64|
|A-||9 X 3.67||33.03|
|B+||6 X 3.333||19.99|
|C||27 X 2||54|
|D-||3 X 0.67||2.01|
|TOTALS||61 HOURS||173.03 PTS|
Divide total quality points by quality hours to get the GPA. In this example, the GPA would be 2.83.
ROOSEVELT CUMULATIVE GPA
All determinations of academic status and standing, degree requirements and honors are based only on the Roosevelt University GPA.