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- abbr. grade point average
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- n. Grade Point Average
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- n. a measure of a student's academic achievement at a college or university; calculated by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number attempted
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I even got invited by my advisor, Dr. Underburg, to join the debate team, since my GPA is a 3.4 on a 4.0 scale right now.
The president's list requires a term GPA of 3.8 or at least 12 quality point academic hours.
In my classroom, I've built a detailed profile, and I've been a student for 6 months, so the systems knows a good bit about me: I enjoy working in a learning team, I prefer podcast to video content, my GPA is .5 away from my goal, and, well, I struggle to turn things in on time.
My daughter, Hannah, has a 4.2 GPA, is fascinated by the events surrounding Pearl Harbor, has held the same job since she was 15, and is sunny and popular.
•Grades matter: San Diego State assistants get no bonus money — even for a national title — unless the team's scholarship players 'average GPA is at least 2.3, at least 75% of the scholarship players have at least a 2.2 GPA and the team's APR is at least 925.
She needs to go to school and get a graduate degree -- she can't do that, her GPA is not high enough to get in grad school!
As long as your GPA is strong and you are involved you should be fine.
When your GPA is 3.75 and you went through 27 years of studying, you begin to realize that most people are stupid and have no clue.
At research universities, I think it would be a good idea to pay closer attention to evals, though I would strongly recommend that this be coupled with a system that fights grade inflation — e.g., by considering relative rank within a class more than absolute letter grades when GPA is being calculated. tomemos Says:
Of course, a high GPA is important to students going onto grad, law, or medical school, but for the rest of us, it looks like being a well-rounded student will do more for you in the long run than being a straight-A student.