A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is calculated as an indicator of overall academic performance and is used as a criterion for
- graduation requirements,
- academic awards and distinctions
- determining academic standing during study in a program.
For purposes only of calculating grade point averages, courses of single-term and multi-term duration will be given GPA weights of 1.00 and 2.00 respectively, with provision for variation from this norm under exceptional circumstances.
The grade point average is calculated as the sum of the products of course weights and earned grade points, divided by the sum of the course weights, and rounded up to the next higher second decimal place.
The following course performance designations are NOT included in calculating the grade point average -- AEG, AUD, CNC, CHG, CRT, DEF, INC, INPand PSD.
Courses completed before formal program admission will not be included in the calculation of grade point averages. Such courses may qualify for credit toward graduation requirements. The designation F-S is counted as an interim failure and included in the grade point average at zero grade points until a final grade is assigned.
The designation FNA is included in the grade point average at zero grade points and counts as a failure when evaluating academic standings.
The grade earned for a repeated course is substituted for the previous grade in calculating subsequent grade point averages even if the later grade is lower, but both attempts are recorded on the transcript. No course can be repeated more than twice (three completions in total when the original attempt is included). If at least one of the course attempts results in a passing grade, the course will count toward graduation requirements irrespective of the sequence of grades earned.
An initial grade point average is not calculated until the student has received three or more course grades.
The cumulative grade point average is calculated at the end of each academic term for which additional course grades have been recorded on the student's transcript, and is calculated on the basis of all the student's formal Ryerson course grades in the program in which the student is registered.
See "How to Calculate Your Grade Point Average".
See Senate Policy #46.