# Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation Guideline

# Section 1 - Introduction

(1) A grade point average is the sum of the

# Section 2 - Audience

(2) University

# Section 3 - Guidelines

(3) The

Cumulative GPA , calculated over all units undertaken within theprogram ;GPA calculated over a specified number of units or all units at or above a specified level; orGPA calculated over an approved major.

(4) The

(5) This calculation results in a number (

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

Numerical value | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 4 | 0 |

(6) The determination of units to be included in the calculation of the

- Where all units have been completed at the University of Newcastle and within the same
program , all units will be included in theGPA calculation; - Where all units have been completed at the University of Newcastle but across different
programs , all units that have contributed to the relevant degree being awarded will be included in theGPA calculation (includingcredit ); - Where a
student has receivedcredit from an external institution (including cross-institutional study) only those units completed at the University of Newcastle will be included in theGPA calculation; - Where a
student has completed more than the maximum units, only the approved units will be counted towards theGPA calculation; - The
GPA calculation for a:- 240 unit
program will use only 240 units ofcourses where thestudent has received a pass (or greater) plus all fail grades. - 320 unit
program will use only 320 units ofcourses where thestudent has received a pass grade (or greater) plus all fail grades.

- 240 unit

(7)

(8) Where through an administrative error a

(9) Where a

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

- Where these advantage the
student , ie when thestudent has aGPA of less than 4. 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 with the ungraded pass included in the calculation.

(11) The

(12) Example below:

A | x | B | = | C | ||

Grade | Numerical value of Grade | x | Number of units | = | Total | |

AHIS2000 | HD | 7 | x | 10 | = | 70 |

ECON4000 | C | 5 | x | 40 | = | 200 |

ENGL2200 | F | 0 | x | 10 | = | 0 |

ENGL2200 | P | 4 | x | 10 | = | 40 |

STAT3070 | D | 6 | x | 20 | = | 120 |

EDUC2100 | UP | excl | (10) excl | |||

TOTALS | 90 | 430 |

= 430/90

= 4.8 (rounded up from 4.78)

(13) The calculation of GPAs from qualifications awarded by another institution will be based on the transcripts provided. The calculation of GPAs on a scale other than the 7-point scale will be calculated based on the table in GPA Conversion Chart.

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(14) GPA Calculation Tool (Excel)

(15) GPA Conversion Chart