# Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation Procedure

# Section 1 - Introduction

(1) The Grade Point Average (GPA) is the numerical calculation that summarises a

(2) A GPA may be used to consider

# Section 2 - Purpose

(3) This Procedure has been developed to assist

# Section 3 - Scope

(4) This Procedure applies to all

# Section 4 - Procedure

(5)

- a specified number or subset of
units ; - all
units at or above a specified level; - an approved major where a need is identified.

(6) The GPA can be expressed mathematically as:

(7) The

(8) The below numerical values will be applied to the listed grades.

### Table 1 – Grade Mark Values for GPA

Grade | HD | D | C | P | UP* | FF |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Numerical Value | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 4 | 0 |

#### Example

A | X | B | = | C | ||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Course | Grade | Numerical Value of Grade | X | Unit Value | = | Total |

AHIS2000 | HD | 7 | X | 10 | = | 70 |

ECON4000 | C | 5 | X | 40 | = | 200 |

ENGL2200 | FF | 0 | X | 10 | = | 0 |

ENGL2200 | P | 4 | X | 10 | = | 40 |

STAT3070 | D | 6 | X | 20 | = | 120 |

EDUC2100 | UP | Excl | (10) Excl | |||

TOTALS | 90 | 430 |

GPA | = | total of C/total of B |

= | 430/90 | |

= | 4.78 (rounded up to 4.8) |

(9) The determination of

- where all
units have been completed at the University of Newcastle and within the sameprogram , all completedunits will be included in theGPA calculation; - where all
units have been completed at the University of Newcastle but across differentprograms , all completedunits that have contributed to the degree being awarded will be included in theGPA calculation (includingcredit ); - where a
student has receivedcredit from an external institution (including cross-institutional study) only thoseunits completed at the University of Newcastle will be included in theGPA calculation; - where a
student has completed more than the maximumunits , only the approvedunits will be included in theGPA calculation, e.g. a 240unit program will use only 240units ofcourses where thestudent has received a pass (or greater) plus all fail grades will be included in theGPA calculation. For students who over-enrol (i.e. extraneous enrolment in units additional to the overall program value) only the earliest completed courses are counted; courses completed extraneously cannot be counted within theGPA calculation.Students who have successfully completed acourse will not be permitted to undertake the samecourse again (see definition forExtraneous enrolment in acourse );- where, through an administrative error, a
student has passed the samecourse twice, the grade of the first completion, not the highest mark, will be utilised in theGPA calculation; and - where a
student is studying a combined degree only thoseunits which have contributed to the completion of each single degree will be included in theGPA calculation for each degree, subject to the provisions outlined above.

(10) *Ungraded passes (UP) are not included in the calculation of a

- where the inclusion of the ungraded pass grade in the calculation will advantage the
student , i.e. when thestudent has aGPA of less than 4.0. In this instance, theGPA is recalculated including the value of the ungraded pass(es); or - when more than 50% of the grades presented are ungraded passes. In this instance, the
GPA would be calculated including the ungraded pass(es).

(11) The following will be taken into account when calculating the

students re-enrolling after leave of absence will retain their previousGPA as the basis of future calculations;- if grades of ‘incomplete’ (I) or ‘Special Consideration’ (S) are awarded to a
student , theGPA will remain uncalculated until the final marks are awarded.

(12) For multi-sequence

- upon completion of Part A of a multi-term sequence
course students will be award an NA grade. NA grades are not included inGPA calculations; - upon completion of Part B of a multi-term sequence
course students will be awarded a percentage mark and grade, weighted according to theunit value of Part A and B. This mark will be included in theGPA calculation.

(13) For the purposes of admission, the calculation of a

# Section 5 - Roles and Responsibilities

(14)

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# Section 6 - Appendices

(16) GPA Calculation Tool (Excel)

(17) GPA Conversion Chart