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Computing GPA

Computation of a student's college-level undergraduate grade point average includes all courses attempted except credit/no-credit, audit, incomplete, developmental, and satisfactory/unsatisfactory courses and "T" grades. As an example: a student carrying five three-semester-hour courses for a total of 15 semester hours makes the following grades: A, B, C, T, F, thus accumulating grade points in the amount of 12, 9,6,0, 0, for a total of 27. To compute the grade point average, divide the number of quality hours (except "T" grade) (12) into the grade points earned (27) for an average of 2.25.

The Office of the Registrar's website gives detail information on how GPA and earned hours are computed on courses that have been repeated. This page can be accessed here.

Graduation: A minimum 2.0 grade point average on all college-level work attempted is required for graduation.

 *Until Summer 2015, the overall GPA will reflect all college-level coursework—U of M and transfer.  Beginning Summer 2015, the overall GPA will reflect all college-level work—U of M and any transfer coursework processed prior to Summer 2015; however, the overall GPA will reflect ONLY U OF M coursework for those students whose transfer credit is processed Summer 2015 and later.

NOTE:  Beginning Summer 2015, a Tennessee Board of Regents’ state-wide policy on transfer credit and GPA calculations takes effect.  Beginning Summer 2015, transfer credit will be reflected in earned hours, but will no longer apply to the overall GPA (used to determine undergraduate graduation, graduation with distinction, and athletic eligibility) or to the overall combined GPA (used to determine academic standing, financial aid, and scholarship eligibility, except for HOPE):

  1. For New Transfer students admitted Summer 2015 and later, no transfer credit will count in the overall or the overall combined GPA.
  2. For Readmitted students readmitted Summer 2015 and later, no transfer credit taken since last attending the U of M will count in the overall or the overall combined GPA.  Any transfer work previously processed will continue to be reflected in the GPAs.
  3. For Continuing students, no transfer credit submitted to and received by the U of M Summer 2015 or later will count in the overall or the overall combined GPA.  Any transfer work previously processed will continue to be reflected in the GPAs.

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