Grade Point Average (GPA)

In addition to passing all required courses, a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 is necessary for graduation. For science students, a Technical GPA of at least 2.0 is also required. For Arts students, some majors may also require a minimum GPA for all courses that are used to meet the major requirements. Grades for all courses taken at Villanova University (expect S/U grades and WXs) are calculated in the GPA. If a course is repeated, then both grades are included in the computation. If a transfer course is accepted  to fulfill a requirement for a failed Villanova University course, then the failed Villanova course is still included in the GPA computation. The grade point average is determined by taking the number of credits for each course times the quality points earned and dividing the total quality points by the total credit hours attempted.

Example of GPA Calculation

GPA= Total Quality Points /Total Attempted Credits

 

Course Grade

Credits

Quality Points

Course #1

B

3

9.00

Course #2

C

3

6.00

Course #3

C

3

6.00

Course #4

C

3

6.00

Course #5

F

3

0.00

Total Attempted Credits: 15 Total Earned Credits: 12 Total Quality Points: 27

GPA = 27/15= 1.80