Grade Point Average

A student’s institutional grade point average at Missouri State University-West Plains is based only on courses completed at Missouri State University-West Plains. The institutional, transfer, and overall grade point averages appear on the student’s official Missouri State University-West Plains transcript. The overall grade point average is used in determining a student’s academic standing and eligibility for graduation. Grade point average is calculated by dividing the overall quality points by the overall GPA hours attempted. The semester grade point average is calculated by dividing the quality points earned for the semester by the GPA hours for the semester. See “Grading and the Credit Point System” and “Repeat Policy” sections for more details on grade point average calculation.

The distinction of graduating with honors will be granted at graduation if the student has attained a overall grade point average of 3.40 or higher on all college work (Missouri State University-West Plains and transfer combined).