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Grade point average (GPA)

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The Grade Point Average (GPA) is an internationally recognised calculation used to find the average result of all grades achieved for your course. The GPA helps:

  • tertiary providers compare your results with those of other students
  • prospective employers interpret your results.

We will calculate your GPA for your award course if you started on or after semester one, 2008. It will appear on your academic record.

We do not calculate the GPA for research master's and PhD courses.

Australia

GPA calculator

Use the online calculator to estimate your GPA.

Methodology

To calculate your GPA, we need to assign each grade a value. We use a 4.0 GPA scale:

Grade GPA grade value
High distinction 4.0
Distinction 3.0
Credit 2.0
Pass 1.0
Near pass 0.7
Fail 0.3
Withdrawn fail 0.0
Other grades (see below) Not included in calculations

Grades not included in the calculation:

  • SFR (satisfied faculty requirements)
  • NE (not examinable)
  • NAS (not assessed)
  • WI (withdrawn incomplete)
  • PGO
  • NPGO
  • WNGO.

Formula

GPA = Σ (grade value × unit credit points)
Σ unit credit points
  • multiply each grade value by the unit credit points
  • sum the resulting values (weighted GPA unit score)
  • sum the unit credit points
  • divide the sum of the weighted GPA unit score by the sum of the unit credit points
  • calculate to three decimal points.

Example

Unit Mark Grade Grade
value
Unit
credit
points
Weighted GPA unit score
(grade value
× unit credit points)
MON1001 63 C 2.0 6 12.0
MON1002 80 HD 4.0 12 48.0
MON1003 40 N (fail) 0.3 6 1.8
MON1004 85 HD 4.0 6 24.0
MON2001 96 HD 4.0 24 96.0
MON2002   WN (withdrawn fail) 0.0 6 0.0
MON3001 52 P 1.0 6 6.0
MON3002 77 D 3.0 6 18.0
MON4001 82 HD 4.0 6 24.0
  78 229.8

GPA = 229.80 ÷ 78
GPA = 2.946

Malaysia

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

The Cumulative Grade Point Average is a calculation used in Malaysia. To get your CGPA you need to request a CGPA letter, as it doesn't appear on your academic record. To request a letter, contact Student Services in Malaysia or Monash Connect in Australia.

The CGPA doesn't apply to any grade other than those listed in the table below. It's available to students who started a Monash University course on or after 1 January 2008.

CGPA calculator

Use the online calculator to estimate your CGPA.

Methodology

To calculate your CGPA, we need to assign each grade a  value. We use a 4.0 scale.

Grade CGPA grade value
High distinction 4.0
Distinction 3.67
Credit 2.85
Pass 2.15
Near pass 1.7
Fail 1.15
Withdrawn fail 0.0
Other grades (see below) Not included in calculations

Grades not included in the calculation:

  • SFR (satisfied faculty requirements)
  • NE (not examinable)
  • NAS (not assessed)
  • WI (withdrawn incomplete)
  • PGO
  • NPGO
  • WNGO.

Formula

GPA = Σ (grade value × unit credit points)
Σ unit credit points
  • multiply each grade value by the unit credit points
  • sum the resulting values (weighted CGPA unit score)
  • sum the unit credit points
  • divide the sum of the weighted CGPA unit score by the sum of the unit credit points
  • calculate to three decimal points.

Example

Unit Mark Grade Grade
value
Unit
credit
points
Weighted CGPA unit score
(grade value awarded
× unit credit points)
MON1001 63 C 2.85 6 17.1
MON1002 80 HD 4.0 12 48.0
MON1003 40 N (fail) 1.15 6 6.9
MON1004 85 HD 4.0 6 24.0
MON2001 96 HD 4.0 24 96.0
MON2002   WN (withdrawn fail) 0.0 6 0.0
MON3001 52 P 2.15 6 12.9
MON3002 77 D 3.67 6 22.02
MON4001 82 HD 4.0 6 24.0
  78 250.92

CGPA = 250.92 ÷ 78
CGPA = 3.217

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