University Grading System
PA/NP= Pass or Non-Pass
KM= Transfer Examination Credit
KD= Transfer with "D" earned
S or U= Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory
*These grades do NOT impact-- are not included in-- the GPA!
OSU Grading Scale
*Note: there is no D-, E+, or A+.
Multiply the credit hours for a course by the credit points earned for a grade (ex. a 3-hour course in which you earned an A would be worth 12 credit points). This is used to calculate your point hour ratio (aka your grade point average or GPA)
Calculate your semester GPA:
Total Credit Points Earned
Total Hours Attempted
*You will earn semester hours (and a semester GPA) each term, and also a cumulative GPA-- this is the important one in making academic decisions!
Calculate your Cumulative GPA
(Sem 1 pts + Sem 2 pts + ... Sem x pts)
(Sem 1 hrs + Sem 2 hrs + ... Sem x hrs)
Don't want to mess with the above formulas? Try this handy GPA calculator created by the College Education and Human Ecology.
Grade Forgiveness Rule
The University's new Grade Forgiveness Rule (effective since Autumn 2015) permits students to petition to repeat up to three courses in which they originally recieved a poor grade. The grade recieved in the repeat of the course replaces the original grade (even if the repeat grade is lower). More information on the Grade Forgiveness Rule, elligibility, and how to petition, can be found HERE. The petition form can be found HERE.