2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Grade Point Average Requirements

Students with transfer credit will have three grade point averages:

  • Northwest GPA: computed on work at Northwest only;
  • Transfer GPA: computed on work transferred in from other institutions;
  • Cumulative GPA: computed on both Northwest work and that transferred in from other institutions.

The following are based on both the Northwest GPA and the cumulative GPA:

  1. Academic status (good standing, probation, suspension or dismissal),
  2. Financial assistance, except internal scholarships,
  3. Graduation honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, or cum laude).

The Northwest GPA alone is used as the grade point average in determining eligibility for internal scholarships.

The cumulative GPA alone is used for the teacher certification grade point average, class rank and GPA at graduation.