Grades and GPA
Academic Progress can refer to hours completed, but it also includes the important area of grades and grade point average (GPA). Grades determine the difference between being in good academic standing and not, being eligible for academic honors, meeting major and extracurricular activity requirements, and can effect future endeavors after graduation. As a general policy, the minimum GPA required to maintain good academic standing is a 2.000 overall GPA, but as students think more about grades, effort can be made to achieve the highest academic goals. It is always your responsibility, as the student, to track your own grades throughout the semester and "stay on target" for a succesful academic year.
Grading Scale and GPA Calculation
Advising has provided a work sheet and GPA calculator to help you understand how an overall grade point is calculated. Use the GPA Calculation Form to see the grading scale and how numerical grade points are computed, and to estimate your GPA. Students will have both a semester GPA and an Overall, or Accumulative GPA each term grades are reported. If you are concerned about your grades and/or GPA, see your Academic Advisor to discuss available support services.
Freshman Academic Advising Center
North Quad (NQ), Room 339
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)