Grade Point Average (Policy AA-29)

The Grade Point Average (GPA) System is used to determine the student's academic progress toward graduation.


A student's Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is based upon cumulative course grades completed at Clarkson College. The CGPA is calculated by dividing the total number of credit hours attempted into the number of Total Quality Grade Points Earned (see AA-6 Letter Grades and Quality Points Policy). The CGPA is not affected by "P," "NP," "AU," "CR," "NC," "I," “IP,” “W,” "WP," or "WF")

P = Passing
NP = Not Passing
AU = Audit
CR = Credit
NC = No Credit
I = Incomplete
IP = In Progress
= Withdraw
WP = Withdrawal Pass
WF = Withdrawal Fail

All courses taken at Clarkson College within an undergraduate (associate and bachelors) or graduate (masters and doctorate) level will be included in the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

A student may remove a grade from the CGPA by repeating the course. Both courses will permanently remain on the academic record/transcript, but only the higher grade (or most recent for duplicate grades) will be used in calculating the CGPA.