University Registrar's Office

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Cumulative Grade Point Average | Grade Point System | Repeated Courses

Grade Point System

UNCG uses a semester hour credit and grade point system for evaluating undergraduates. Semester hour credits represent the number of course hours completed. Grade points are determined by the number of semester hour credits attempted and the grades earned.

Beginning with courses taken in Fall 1996, plus/minus grades are incorporated into the GPA for all undergraduates. Effective fall 2006, the A+ is added to the scale, carrying 4.3 quality points. The maximum grade point average for an undergraduate, however, will be capped at 4.0.

Grade Grade Pts. Awarded
Per Hour of Credit

A+ 

4.3

4.0

A-

3.7

B+

3.3

B

3.0

B-

2.7

C+

2.3

2.0

C-

1.7

D+

1.3

1.0

D-

0.7

F/WF

0.0

ENG 100 and MAT 100 do not count toward graduation and therefore are not calculated in a student's GPA.

The grade point average is determined by dividing the accumulated number of grade points earned by the accumulated number of semester hours undertaken. Hours attempted but not passed must be included in this calculation. However, a second F or WF in the same course is not used in computing the grade point average. Courses graded on the P/NP or S/U basis and courses transferred from another institution (except those courses taken through the Consortium) may not be used in determining the UNCG grade point average.

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Cumulative Grade Point Averages for Academic Good Standing—
Required of Undergraduates Admitted to the University Prior to Fall 1996
CH = Credit hours / GPA = Required Grade Point Average

CH GPA CH GPA CH GPA CH GPA CH GPA CH GPA CH GPA
<24 1.30 39 1.41 54 1.51 69 1.62 84 1.73 99 1.84 114 1.94
25 1.31 40 1.41 55 1.52 70 1.63 85 1.74 100 1.84 115 1.95
26 1.31 41 1.42 56 1.53 71 1.64 86 1.74 101 1.85 116 1.96
27 1.32 42 1.43 57 1.54 72 1.64 87 1.75 102 1.86 117 1.96
28 1.33 43 1.44 58 1.54 73 1.65 88 1.76 103 1.86 118 1.97
29 1.34 44 1.44 59 1.55 74 1.66 89 1.76 104 1.87 119 1.98
30 1.34 45 1.45 60 1.56 75 1.66 90 1.77 105 1.88 120 1.99
31 1.35 46 1.46 61 1.56 76 1.67 91 1.78 106 1.89 121 1.99
32 1.36 47 1.46 62 1.57 77 1.68 92 1.79 107 1.89 >122 2.00
33 1.36 48 1.47 63 1.58 78 1.69 93 1.79 108 1.90    
34 1.37 49 1.48 64 1.59 79 1.69 94 1.80 109 1.91    
35 1.38 50 1.49 65 1.59 80 1.70 95 1.81 110 1.91    
36 1.39 51 1.49 66 1.60 81 1.71 96 1.81 111 1.92    
37 1.39 52 1.50 67 1.61 82 1.71 97 1.82 112 1.93    
38 1.40 53 1.51 68 1.61 83 1.72 98 1.83 113 1.94    


For students using the 1996 Bulletin or later, freshmen (0-29 semester hours) must earn a cumulative GPA of 1.75 and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 thereafter (30+ hours). All sophomore, junior, and senior transfers must earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

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Repeated UNCG courses

Attempted hours and grade points from both attempts will be fully counted in the GPA. The second grade must be a "D-" or better; a second "F" or "WF" in the same course is not used in calculating the GPA. Once hours are earned, hours may not be earned again for that particular course (something to consider if Financial Aid requires you to earn a certain number of hours each academic year), however, Quality Points may be enhanced with a higher grade in a repeated course. Conversely, the same grade or lower grade could lower your cumulative GPA. Transfer grades, and therefore quality points, do not transfer in, so earned transfer hours which repeat UNCG courses will not affect the hours earned (if the course was passed the first time) or your UNCG GPA.

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