Grading in education is a process of applying standardized measurements of achievement in a course.
At CSU, grades can be a traditional letter scale (A-F). Some faculty use the +/- system while others do not. Grades can also be S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) or AU (Audit). All grades are averaged to create a grade point average for the semester (term GPA).
A Cumulative Grade Point Average is a calculation of the average of all of a student’s grades for courses taken at CSU.
GPA is calculated in the following method:
- Calculate total quality points by using the chart below. Multiply the quality points for a grade by the number of credits (courses taken at CSU).
- Add up the total number of credits and the total number of quality points.
- Divide the total quality points by the total credits to calculate GPA.