2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Grade Point Average

Two GPAs are maintained by Texas Christian University: 1) a semester average based on courses taken at TCU during a particular term, and 2) a cumulative average based on all work attempted at TCU.

A student's GPA is computed by dividing the number of grade points (grade points are earned per semester hour for the successful completion of academic work) by the number of hours (total credit hours attempted at TCU, excluding those attempted on a P/NC basis). Pass/No-Credit courses are disregarded in the calculation of the student's GPA.

Repeating a Course

If a course taken at TCU is repeated at TCU, the official grade is the last letter grade made, although all grades appear on the transcript. Only the last letter grade earned in the repeated course will be used in computing the GPA.

If a course is taken at TCU and then repeated at another institution, or if a course is taken at another institution and then repeated at TCU, only the grade earned at TCU is used to compute the student's GPA. Credit for any given course, regardless of where it was taken, may be counted only once.

The student is responsible for notifying the Office of the Registrar when a course is repeated.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is identified on the academic record as the total number of credit hours accepted from each institution attended and is added to the total number of cumulative earned hours. Transfer credit hours may satisfy degree requirements but are not used in the calculation of the cumulative GPA.

Examination and Portfolio Assessment Credit

Credit earned by examination or portfolio assessment is not assigned a letter grade and is not included in the calculation of the cumulative GPA.