Grade Point Average
A student's grade point average (GPA) is a number that represents the average grade per credit for classes taken in a given period of time (usually a term or an entire university career).
Classes That Contribute To Your GPA
Classes that are included or count toward GPA calculations are those having grades of A, B, C, D, (including +'s and -'s) or F. Classes with grades of P, NC, I, IP, or W have no affect upon a student's GPA. Normally, people speak of a GPA for a term or as a cumulative total covering all of the terms up through a particular point in time.
Find Your Cumulative GPA
Minnesota State Mankato keeps track of three cumulative GPA's for each student:
- Local GPA (strictly Minnesota State University, Mankato courses)
- Transfer GPA (strictly transfer courses)
- Cumulative GPA (includes both Minnesota State Mankato and transfer courses)
The GPA for a term can be seen on a transcript at the bottom of each term. The three cumulative GPA's can be seen on a transcript in the summary information at the end.
GPA's cannot be given out over the telephone or via email.