Definitions for "Grade-Point Average"
An average of a student's grades with the grades converted to a numerical scale: usually 4.0 is an A, 3.0 is a B, and 2.0 is a C, but other scales might be used.
The average score a student has made in all his or her classes, weighted by the number of credits or units for each class. Also called G.P.A.
The grade you receive in each class is given to you by your professor in the form of a letter or a number. At the end of the semester you will receive the number of credits you've earned by completing the courses you enrolled in. Your credit hours are divided by your grades to determine your grade point average (GPA). GPAs provide a measure of how well you're doing against a four point scale.