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Grade Point Average (GPA)

Information about GPA and who will receive it.

What is Grade Point Average (GPA)?

GPA is a measure of your undergraduate achievement. It is used to indicate both progress during your studies and as a final measure of achievement at the end of your undergraduate studies.

Why is it being introduced?

It is another way to understand your attainment and will give your personal tutor or others advising you, additional information to enable them to better support your development. 

GPA is widely understood elsewhere in the world, so it is being introduced demonstrate your performance on a University of Hertfordshire degree to help increase your employabilty in a global market place.

What is Grade Point (GP)?

For each module you study, the examination board award a numeric (0-100) grade. A 'Grade Point' will be displayed alongside the numeric grade, using a standard scale.

How is the GPA calculated?

The GPA is then calculated from the average of the Grade Points at the end of each stage of your studies and then again upon completion of your undergraduate programme to a University of Hertfordshire approved methodology.

How can I view my GPA?

Your 'Grade Point' for each module will be available on your student record along with your module grades.   Your GPA will also be published to you at the end of each stage of your studies. 

To view your student record, please click here.

Will everyone have a GPA?

All students (including postgraduate) will receive a 'Grade Point' for each module studied from September 2017 onwards.

GPA will be introduced for students who enter academic level 4 (i.e. the first year of an Honours Degree or Foundation Degree) from September 2017 onwards and any students who have re-enrolled on level 4 modules.  It will be available from July 2018. 

Unfortunately, GPA cannot be awarded to students who enrolled before then, and cannot be retrospectively awarded to those who have already graduated. 

For more information on GPA, please click here.