For each student, Boise State University calculates and documents three types of grade-point average (GPA):
- cumulative GPA
- semester (term) GPA
- Boise State University GPA
Each of the three types of GPA is calculated with the same formula: total quality points you have earned divided by the total number of GPA units you have attempted, as shown below.
Total Quality Points Earned / GPA Units Attempted = GPA
In calculating your cumulative GPA, Boise State University uses courses you have taken at the university in your current “career” and all courses you have transferred from other post-secondary institutions but only if you received a final letter grade (A+ through F) in those transferred courses. During any semester you can be enrolled in one of two possible careers” undergraduate or graduate.
In calculating semester GPA, the formula uses only the quality points earned and GPA units attempted that semester. For Boise State University GPA, the formula uses only quality points earned and GPA units attempted at Boise State University in your current career.
All GPA calculations exclude credits for:
- pass/fail courses in which you received a final grade of P (Note: a grade of F will impact your GPA)
- courses that you registered for but later dropped from your schedule, even though the course may appear on your transcript with a final grade of W or CW
- courses you took under audit status (AUD or UAU)
- courses in which you received the grade of I, for incomplete; or IP, for in-progress; (until the I or IP is changed to a letter grade)