Before you go telling everyone that you are majoring in business, nursing, or social work, make sure you are in a competitive position for gaining admission to your program of choice. The grade point average (GPA, for short) is one of the first things that an admissions committee will look at as they review your application. The GPA is also used by graduate and professional schools, as well as many employers. Think about it…how else are they supposed to distinguish between the hundreds of applications they receive.
If you don’t know how to calculate your GPA, now is the time to learn. Thanks to the Department of Academic Advisement, you have some technology to help you out. Click here to access the GPA Calculator.
GPA not as high as you would like? Visit Academic Support Programs for suggestions on how to improve your academic performance.