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Grade Point Average
Note: American University does not rank its students.

GPA = Total Quality Points divided by Hours Attempted

Quality Points = Grade Point Value multiplied by Course Credit Value

Grade Grade Point Value Grade Grade Point Value
A 4.0 C+ 2.3
A- 3.7 C 2.0
B+ 3.3 C- 1.7
B 3.0 D 1.0
B- 2.7 F, X 0.0
The following grades are not calculated in the grade point average: I, IP, L, N, P, ZF, ZL, ZX

Sample Semester Calculation

Course # Title Grade Credits Quality Points
LIT-100-002 College Writing A- 3 11.1
STAT-202-004 Basic Statistics B 4 12
CHIN-112-001 Chinese, Intensive Elementary I B+ 5 16.5
SIS-105-003 World Politics A 3 12
HFIT-197-001 Aerobic Dance P 2 not counted in GPA

Total Quality Points = 51.6
Hours Attempted (not including 2 credits for P grade) = 15

51.6 / 15 = 3.44

GPA = 3.44

Note: The GPA is truncated after the second digit. It is not rounded off.

 
 
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