UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 09-01-02

CATEGORY:              STUDENT AFFAIRS
SECTION:                  University Grading
SUBJECT:                 University Cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) and Grade
                                    Point Average (GPA)
EFFECTIVE DATE:   August 29, 2005 Revised
PAGE(S):                   1

I.    SCOPE

      This policy establishes the University Cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) and

      Grade Point Average (GPA).

II.   POLICY

      Until August 2005, the University cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) used for

      internal purposes and external reporting was that calculation associated with all

      University of Pittsburgh courses relevant to the student's degree goal(s).  The QPA

      appears on both the student's Transcript and Academic Record for records maintained

      in the Integrated Student Information System (ISIS).

      The cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is based upon all University of Pittsburgh

      credits completed at the Career Level in accordance with the University Grading Policy.

      Until August 2005, the GPA appeared only on the student's Academic Record.  Effective

      with the Fall 2005 term and the implementation of the new student administration

      system (PeopleSoft), the cumulative GPA will appear on the studentís Transcript.

      Effective with the Fall 2005 term, a requirement-specific GPA, calculated either based

      upon courses used to satisfy a major requirement or based upon a specified subset of

      courses that satisfy requirements through the academic advisement process, will be

      available to academic departments for purposes related to advising, awarding honors, etc.

III.  REFERENCE

      Policy 09-01-01, Grading System