Official KU GPA:
The Official KU GPA is in Enroll & Pay, is what appears on a student's official transcript and is the final GPA used for determining University eligibility for graduation (schools may have additional requirements). This GPA reflects only course work taken in residence at the University of Kansas and will exclude coursework transferred from other institutions and academic credits earned by examination. This GPA is calculated separately for each student career (i.e. - undergraduate, graduate, medical, law).
This GPA is calculated in both a per term and cumulative format.
Scale 1: All schools except Law and Medicine (+/- option not used by all schools)
Scale 2: School of Law
|Grade||Scale 1||Scale 2|
Grade scale for courses offered by the School of Medicine (MD only) for students who began the program on or after Fall 2017. These students will not accrue grade points:
|CR||Credit. For schools of Law and Medicine, this grade means successful completion of a course.|
|NC||No Credit. For schools of Law and Medicine, this grade reflects an unsuccessful attempt.|
For graduate and undergraduate courses, instructors should enter the earned grade. If a student has elected CR/NC, the system will update appropriately based on the earned grade.
|E||Excellent (Pharmacy Only)|
|I||Incomplete work on the part of the student|
|P||Satisfactory Progress: An interim grade for coursework requiring two semesters or more|
|LP||Limited Progress: An interim grade for dissertation and thesis hours or their approved equivalents|
|NE||Coursework NOT to be evaluated|
|NP||No Progress: an interim grade for dissertation and thesis hours or approved equivalents|
|S||Satisfactory (other than Medicine)|
|SP||Satisfactory Progress: an interim/final grade for dissertation and thesis hours or their approved equivalents|
|U||Unsatisfactory (other than Medicine)|
|WG||Awaiting collection of grade|
Grade Point Averages:
Grade Point Average (GPA) is a quotient determined by dividing the number of grade points earned by the number of credit hours attempted and graded A,B, C, D, and F as defined in University Senate Rules and Regulations Article 2 Section 4. There is only one Official GPA, however the College and schools may calculate a GPA based on the policies of the College and schools.
The DPR and Advising Tool calculate GPAs based on the policies of the College and schools. GPA's in the DPR may take different aspects of a student's work at KU or previous institutions into account when calculating and may be used to determine meeting degree/major requirements, probation, honor roll, or distinction/highest distinction. There are three main categories of GPA in the DPR and Advising Tool:
- Individual School GPA (includes transfer work unless otherwise indicated)
- KU and Transfer Cumulative GPA
- KU Cumulative Graduation GPA
The GPA Calculator can be used to assist in estimating a GPA or what courses are needed to impact a GPA.