Your Grade Point Average (GPA) is shown in your unofficial academic record and is included in all official academic transcripts.
These are automatically calculated based on your confirmed paper results at the University of Otago. An annual GPA is calculated based on results for all papers taken in a specific year. A GPA is also calculated for all papers at each level, and a cumulative GPA is calculated for all results to date.
The University of Otago uses a nine-point scale for calculating the GPA value. A numerical value is assigned to each letter grade and the weighted average calculated (considering differing credits/points values of papers). Values are assigned to grades:
|FC||Failed compulsory assessment||0|
The following grades are excluded from the GPA calculation:
|MD||Pass distinction—distinguished performance in *|
|MP||Pass distinguished performance in *|
|N1||Absent one paper|
|N2||Absent two papers|
|PC||Pass with credit|
|PD||Pass with distinction|
Credit transferred from other institutions does not contribute to a student’s GPA calculation as well, since this does not have grades attached.
There are GPA calculators available on the University website: