Averages

Only courses that receive final numeric grades and points are included in the calculation of averages. In calculating your average, the grades obtained in the A part of linked courses (e.g.,  MED 310A) shall be included in the current average only, while the grades obtained in foundation courses and work terms shall be excluded from all averages. Credit received as a result of transfer credit and challenge for credit are not included in the calculation. Grades and averages are not rounded.

Current average

Your current average is based on final grades and is a measure of your academic performance in a particular semester. 

The average is calculated by the sum of the numeric grade in each course multiplied by the course weight and dividing that sum by the total of the course weights.

CourseGrade# CreditsCredit Value
English 109077377 x 3 = 231
Mathematics 100070370 x 3 = 210
Psychology 100085385 x 3 = 255
Biology 100162362 x 3 = 186
Music 261786286 x 2 = 172
Music 261190190 x 1 = 90
Current Average151,144/15 = 76.3%
Cumulative average

Your cumulative average is a measure of your academic performance over your academic career.

Your cumulative average is calculated by the sum of the numeric grade in each course multiplied by the credit hour value and dividing that sum by the total number of credit hours attempted.

When any given course, or an equivalent or cross-listed course, is attempted two or more times and is not repeatable, only the best attempt is included in your cumulative average.

In the example below, Math 1001 was attempted and passed. It is included in the calculation of current average for that semester. As it was attempted in a later semester, with a better result, it is excluded from the calculation of the cumulative average.

CourseGrade# CreditsCredit Value
2018-2019 Fall
Biology 100185385 x 3 = 255
Chemistry 105065365 x 3 = 195
English 108075375 x 3 = 225
Math 1001533 (E)53 x 3 = 159
Physics 105070370 x 3 = 210
Current Average151,044/15 = 69.6%
Cumulative Average12885/12 = 73.8%
2018-2019 Winter
Biology 100288388 x 3 = 264
Chemistry 105174374 x 3 = 222
English 111090390 x 3 = 270
Physics 105181381 x 3 = 243
Math 100187387 x 3 = 261
Current Average151,260/15 = 84%
Cumulative Average272,145/27 = 79.4%

The culumlative average has been calculated since the beginning of the 1980-81 academic year. 

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