A grade point average (GPA) is a calculated average of the letter grades students earn in the classes they take. CU uses a 4.0 scale, with each letter grade corresponding to a number (A = 4.0, A- = 3.7, B+ = 3.3, B = 3.0, etc.). Students will have their GPA calculated each semester as well as a running cumulative GPA of their overall performance as a student at CU. All course grades are factored into GPAs, including potential repeats of courses. Students are encouraged to use the GPA Calculator (below/link) to project their potential performance in a semester, allowing them to see how certain grades will affect both their semester and overall GPAs.
- Good Standing Explanation
- Students remain in good standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA threshhold. Students are required to remain in good standing in order to continue taking classes at CU Boulder and to earn a degree.
- The minimum GPA required for good standing varies by college. For college-specific policies on academic standing and required grade point averages, please refer to the individual colleges listed on the Advising Centers page.
- Honors Explanation
- Students who achieve exemplary grades have the opportunity to complete additional requirements and graduate with Honors in either their specific major or college. Students should refer to program guidelines by starting with the individual colleges listed on the Advising Centers page.
Students can find a link to the Degree Audit in both MyCUInfo and MyCUHub. This is a helpful tool for tracking declared degree requirements, exploring requirements in other disciplines, and finding a list of all coursework