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
This policy establishes the University Cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) and
Grade Point Average (GPA).
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.
Policy 09-01-01, Grading System