Understanding Your GPA
You are graded according to a grade point system. Information on the grade point system and about grading policies are available:
- in the Central Piedmont college catalog
- on the Central Piedmont registration site
- on the standards of academic progress page
It is important to understand the difference between a term GPA and a cumulative GPA:
- Term GPA is a combined GPA or grade point average of all grades you have earned in a semester or term.
- Cumulative GPA is the overall GPA or grade point average of all cumulative GPA's you have earned in all semesters and all the courses in an academic term.
How Your GPA Affects Financial Aid
You are required to maintain a cumulative and term 2.0 GPA, and the 67% completion rate requirements based on calculations at the end of the term, in order to be eligible for Financial Aid.
Students who do not meet the cumulative 2.0 GPA and 67% completion rate minimum each term will be placed on financial aid warning. Students who do not meet the minimum requirements their next term of attendance will not be eligible for financial aid.
If you have questions about how your GPA affects financial aid, contact the financial aid office.
How Your GPA Affects Transferring to a Four-Year Institution
Schools will be looking at cumulative GPA. Any student under a 2.0 cumulative GPA would not be eligible for consideration of admissions by any of the UNC system schools.
If you have questions about how your GPA affects transferring to a four-year institution, contact the Transfer Resource Center.
How Your GPA Affects Graduation
Program GPA, rather than cumulative GPA, is used for graduation. As long as the program GPA is at least 2.0, you are eligible for graduation.
If you have questions about how your GPA affects graduation, contact the graduation office.