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 may 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 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.
Grade Received GPA Chart
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|Grade Received||Grade Points Per Credit|
|RD (Repeat Delete)||@|
|NG (No Grade Reported)||*|
|NGC (Non-gradable Component)||•|
@ Repeat Delete: First Grade does not count towards your GPA.
* Credits not used to compute GPA and not counted towards graduation.
** The C-, D+ and D- are not valid grading options for CSU courses as of the Fall 2008 term (Faculty Council: 1/31/2008)
† Credits not used to compute GPA but counted towards graduation.
? Credits not used to compute GPA and not counted towards graduation. Performance equivalent to a grade of F is recorded as a U (Unsatisfactory).
• Component of a multiple component course which does not receive a grade or credit separate from the credit and grade bearing component of the course.