This page is applicable to 2011 curriculum undergraduate students

Grades and GPA

Grading System

The APU letter grade system is as follows.

Letter Grades
Letter Grade (%) Pass / Fail
A+ 90% or higher Pass
A 80-89%
B 70-79%
C 60-69%
F 59% or lower Fail
Other Evaluation Codes
Code Definition Memo
P Pass Utilized in some subjects
T Transfer A maximum of 60 credits*
R Approved for Re-registration Credits are not counted
E Exemption Credits are not counted

*Credits transferred at the time of enrollment at APU do not count toward the 60 credit limit for 2nd or 3rd year transfer students ONLY.

Grade Evaluations Shown on Transcipt of Academic Record and Grade Reports

Please note that Transcipt of Academic Record and student grade reports may vary in content. See below for details.

AY 2017 and AY 2011 Curriculum Students
Grade Evaluation Official Transcript Student Grade Report
All grades except ″F″ Will be printed
*Grades cannot be cancelled once received.
Will be printed
*Grades cannot be cancelled once received.
″F″ grade Will be printed Will be printed
2004/2006 Curriculum Students

For Students who Experienced a Curriculum change from the AY 2006 Curriculum to the AY 2011 Curriculum upon being Readmitted or Reinstated to APU.

Grade Evaluation Official Transcript Student Grade Report
All grades except ″F″ Will be printed
*Grades cannot be cancelled once received.
Will be printed
*Grades cannot be cancelled once received.
″F″ grade Will not be printed Only ″F″ grades for that semester will be printed.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

A GPA is a value representing a student’s overall grade evaluation, calculated from the individual grades of their classes according to a specific set of rules established by the University.

Cumulative GPA and Semester GPA

"Cumulative GPA" is calculated from the time of a student’s enrollment through to a student’s last semester. This is the number that is printed on official transcripts. Cumulative GPA is used when applying for exchange programs, the Accelerated Graduation Program, priority registration, etc.

"Semester GPA" is calculated using only the grades acquired in the present semester. This is the number that is not included on official transcripts. Semester GPA is used when applying for scholarships, priority registration, etc.

Calculating GPA
AY 2017 and AY 2011 Curriculum Students

Cumulative GPA:

(No.of A+credits×4) + (No.of A credits×3)+(No.of B credits×2)+(No.of C credits×1)+(No.of F credits×0)
Total registered credits (excluding P/T)

Semester GPA:

(No.of A+credits×4)+(No.of A credits×3)+(No.of B credits×2)+(No.of C credits×1)+(No.of F credits×0)
Registered credits for given semester (excluding P/T)

For Students who Experienced a Curriculum change from the AY2006 Curriculum to the AY 2011 Curriculum upon being readmitted or reinstated to APU.

Cumulative GPA:

(No.of A+credits×4)+(No.of A credits×3)+(No.of B credits×2)+(No.of C credits×1)
Total completed credits (excluding P/T)

Semester GPA:

(No.of A+credits×4)+(No.of A credits×3)+(No.of B credits×2)+(No.of C credits×1)+(No.of F credits×0)
Registered credits for given semester (excluding P/T)

A distribution chart of student Cumulative GPA and Semester GPA is posted each semester on the Academic Office website. This data will give students an approximate idea about their academic standing at APU.

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