what is grade point average gpa?

0 93 Views | Posted 2011-10-07 15:27:49
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    Manmeet Kaur | Guide-Level 12

    2011-10-07 15:41:55
    Hi Neha, grades are standardized measurements of varying levels of comprehension within a subject area. Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by taking the number of grade points a student earned in a given period of time divided by the total number of credits taken. The GPA can be used by potential employers or further post-secondary institutions to assess and compare applicants. A Cumulative Grade Point Average is a calculation of the average of student's grades for all semesters and courses completed up to a given academic term, whereas the GPA may only refer to one term. Your GPA or grade point average is important to admissions committ... view more

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