Grade Point Average (GPA)
A student's Grade Point Average (GPA) is the weighted average value of all grade points earned by enrollment in a course at Temple Univeristy.
Undergraduate and graduate transcripts indicate the credit hours earned, quality points, GPA hours and any hours earned in transfer (which count towards repeats and cumulative earned hours).
Both cumulative and semester GPA's can also be viewed in Self-Service Banner (SSB) under the Academic History section.
All GPAs are finalized once the degree is awarded. Graduation honors and rank will be determined on finalized GPA.
To Compute Semester Grade Point Average:
1. Multiply the value of the grade (see the grading legend on this page) by the course's number of credit hours to get quality points.
2. Add the total quality points for all courses in the semester.
3. Divide total number of quality points by the total number of earned hours completed in courses that yield quality points.
Note: Not included in GPA computations: I, IC, IP, MG, NR, CR, NC, R, P, AU, W, WE, WS, PI or a repeated course.
To Compute Cumulative Grade Point Average:
Divide the total number of quality points by the total number of earned hours completed in courses that yield quality points.
Note: Not included in GPA computations: I, IC, IP, MG, NR, CR, NC, R, P, AU, W, WE, WS, PI.
For credit transferred from other institutions, no quality points are assigned since these courses were not graded at Temple University. Only the hours earned in that course are accepted.
For a convenient online GPA calculator, please click here
Plus/Minus system associated with Undergraduate, Graduate, Pharmacy, and Law programs only.
|E||Excluded from GPA; included only in attempted hours|
|I||Included in GPA|
|A||Included in attempted hours and GPA; excluded from earned hours|
|*||Included in attempted and earned hours, but excluded from GPA|