Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2007/2008
Canadian Excellence

Glossary
Grade Point Average (GPA)

The average of the grade points attained in specific courses. For purposes of calculation, the grade point (GP) earned in a 0.5-credit course will be given half of the weight of that earned in a 1.0-credit course. Likewise the GP earned in a 0.25-credit course will be given a quarter of the weight of that earned in a 1.0-credit course.

(For an example of the calculation, refer to the Grading System section of the University Undergraduate Regulations chapter.)