May 19, 2024  
2015-2016 ULM Student Policy Manual 
2015-2016 ULM Student Policy Manual [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computing Grade Point Average

Grade point averages are used in determining a student’s academic standing. Based on a four-point system, averages are computed by: multiplying the number of semester hours of each course by the number value of the letter grade earned; totaling quality points earned; totaling quality hours pursued and dividing the quality point total by the number of quality hours attempted pursued. In such computation, semester hours are also considered for all courses with grades of “F” and “I.” The University is on a 4.0 grade value where A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0, and I=0.

The graduation average is the corrected average figured on coursework earned toward the degree. When a student repeats a course, the last grade received shall be accepted as the final grade in determining graduation requirements. Students receive their diplomas based upon their individual graduation averages. The graduation average is not printed on the official transcript.

The cumulative average is based upon all hours pursued, including repeats, and is used in determining honors for graduation, as well as for admission to graduate and professional programs.