Academic standing is determined by use of a grade point average, calculated by (1) multiplying, for each course, the credit hours by the grade earned, (2) adding together the products of that multiplication, (3) adding together the credit hours for the courses used, and (4) dividing the first sum by the second. The calculation is not rounded but is truncated to two decimal places.
Only percentage grades, grades of NP, and grades of XF are used in GPA calculations. Grades of 0%-39% and NP are all counted as 40% in the calculation, grades of XF are counted as 0%, and grades of 40% to 100% are used as recorded.
Additional explanations about these grades may be found in §27.1 of this calendar.
The GPA calculation is applied to different selections of courses for different purposes. The following are the major kinds of GPA calculation:
- Cumulative grade point average (CGPA): The CGPA is based on all University of Regina courses taken, whether passed or failed, repeated or not.
- Undergraduate grade point average (UGPA): The UGPA is also based on all University of Regina courses taken, but when a course has been repeated, only the grade in the most recent approved attempt is used (refer to the rules on repeating courses, §5.11). A minimum UGPA of 60% is required for graduation from all undergraduate degrees.
- Program grade point average (PGPA): The PGPA is calculated according to UGPA rules, but is based only on the courses that are used in a particular program. A failing grade in a required course is included in the calculation until the course has been successfully repeated (refer to the rules on repeating courses, §5.11). A minimum PGPA of 60% is required for graduation from all undergraduate degrees.
- Term Grade Point Average (TGPA): The TGPA is calculated according to CGPA rules, and is based on all courses taken in a particular semester (Fall, Winter, or Spring/Summer).
- Sessional Grade Point Average (SGPA): The SGPA is based on all University of Regina courses taken during the prior academic year (May 1 – April 30). This includes the spring/summer, fall and winter terms in sequential order. When a course has been repeated during this same time period, only the grade in the most recent approved attempt is used (refer to the rules on repeating courses, §5.11.