Grade Point Average (GPA)
- The GPA is obtained by adding all the grade points gained and then dividing the result by the total number of units attempted. When calculated for a given semester, it is known as the semester GPA. When calculated cumulatively for all courses attempted, it is known as the cumulative GPA (cGPA).
- For graduation, a student must pass all courses required by his/her programme of study and attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
Notes on Calculation of Semester GPA and Cumulative GPA
- The units attempted are NOT included in GPA calculation if the grade for the course is DT, S, U, I, NR, YR or PR. The grade "E" for the first semester component of a year course will be converted to grade "D" if the student obtains a passing grade for the course in the second semester.
- University Life is NOT included in GPA calculation. The course codes for University Life are:
- ULIF1005 (applicable to students in bulletin year 2019 or after) and
- ULIF1008-9 (applicable to students in bulletin year 2018 and before).
- The units for course with grade "F" are included in GPA calculation even though there is no grade point earned for the course.
- For students admitted in 2017-18 or after, students may repeat courses with grade F, for a maximum of 2 times, to retrieve the failure. For a course taken for more than once, only the highest grade* will be included in the calculation of cumulative GPA with effect from the semester in which the highest grade is attained. The number of units gained for the repeated course will be counted once only. The repeated course must have the same course code of the failed course taken before in order to retrieve the failure.
* If the grades attained at different attempts are the same, it is the latest grade that is included in the cGPA calculation