The Adams State University grading system is based on a standard four-point scale, and GPA is calculated by dividing total quality points by credit hours attempted. See the following example.

# of Hours x Grade Equivalent = Quality Points
3   A=4 = 12
2   B=3 = 6
3   C+=2.33 = 6.99
4   D=1 = 4
5   A=4 = 20
(not counted) 1
  P=n/a = n/a
Total: 17 cr hrs x Grade Equivalent = 48.99
GPA Calculation:   48.99/17 = 2.88    

Graduate Student Minimum GPA Requirement

Graduate students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher for all coursework taken in pursuit of a master's degree, initial teaching license, or endorsement. Graduate students are subject to dismissal if their cumulative GPA falls below 3.0. Students earning a grade of D or F in any course will not be able to count the course toward degree completion and must retake the course. Students earning a grade of C may be required to repeat the course depending on department requirements. All grades earned in graduate study will be included in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average. Graduate study does not permit grade forgiveness.