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grade point average Syllabification: grade point av·er·age
(abbreviation: GPA)

Definition of grade point average in English:


An indication of a student’s academic achievement at a college or university, calculated as the total number of grade points received over a given period divided by the total number of credits awarded.
Example sentences
  • Neither the teacher nor course rating was associated with the college cumulative grade point average of the student.
  • Any in-state student with a 3.0 grade point average is eligible to receive a scholarship if he or she attends an institution in the state.
  • In addition, generic nursing students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 for each course taken to receive payment.
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