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Calculation of Grade Point Average

Items of Note:

  • Courses taken outside UT Tyler are not computed into a student's grade point average.
  • GPA values are truncated at two decimal places - no rounding is done prior to truncation.
  • Cumulative GPA values do not 'reset' if a student begins a subsequent program on the same career (Undergraduate or Graduate), such as a Second Baccalaureate or post-Master's certification program. The cumulative GPA on each student's undergraduate or graduate record will reflect all coursework taken at that level, regardless of which program the the coursework was associated with.
  • Degree GPA values, which are part of the degree posting block on each student's transcript, are stand-alone items representing the cumulative GPA at the time each degree was awarded. As such, they do not change as a result of any future coursework on the same career.

Example: A student completes a Master's degree in Fall 2007 with a 3.50 cumulative GPA, a Second Master's degree in Summer 2010 with a 3.55 cumulative GPA, and further coursework toward a post-Master's certification in Spring 2012, increasing their cumulative GPA to 3.60. This student's transcript would reflect the following GPA information at the end of each term listed:

  • Fall 2007: A single degree posting with a 3.50 GPA, and a 3.50 cumulative GPA.
  • Summer 2010: Two degree postings with GPA values of 3.50 and 3.55, respectively, and a cumulative GPA of 3.55.
  • Spring 2012: Two degree postings with GPA values of 3.50 and 3.55, respectively, and a cumulative GPA of 3.60.

Undergraduate Grading System

Graduate Grading System

See specific sections that elaborate on the institutional policies concerning the designations CR/NC, I, Pass/Fail and W in the Catalog.