ACT 48 Credits

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Graduate Grading Scale

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

The grade point average is calculated by dividing the total credits attempted (excluding grades of PNPIPNGI,X, and W) into the sum of the products of points and credits for all courses taken. Only courses taken at Saint Joseph’s after matriculation are included in this calculation, even if transfer credit has been given.

The following system of grades, with their grade point equivalent in parenthesis, is used in graduate courses:


Dean’s List

Undergraduate Day Students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 for a semester in which they complete at least 15 credits (credits with an undergraduate letter grade only; grades earned via pass/no penalty do not count toward the 15 credits), all at Saint Joseph’s University, and have no grade below B will be included on the Dean’s List.

Professional and Liberal Studies students and Haub Degree Completion students working toward a bachelor’s degree or an associate degree are also eligible for this honor. A student must complete at least 30 credits through the Professional and Liberal Studies or Haub Degree Completion program before becoming eligible. A cumulative grade point average of 3.50 is required to achieve and remain on the Dean’s List. A minimum of 6 credits must be completed in a semester to be eligible for the Dean’s List. A failing semester grade of F, FA, NA, or NP in the current semester makes a student ineligible for the list.


Calculating GPA

To Calculate your overall GPA

1. First calculate the grade points (QPts)

Use the Undergraduate Day and Evening Grading Scale or the Graduate Grading Scale to find the number of grade points associated with a particular letter grade.

Example: Grade of B would be assigned a value of 3 grade points.

  • Multiply the number of credits of the course by the number of grade points. This will give you the number of total grade points for the course.

Example: Grade of B with value of 3 grade points for a course that is a 3 credit course would give you a total of 9 grade points for the course.

2. Next calculate the Grade Point Average (GPA)

The garde point average is the ratio of the total grade points (sum of products of course credits and grade points for each course) earned at Saint Joseph’s University to the total credits attempted at Saint Joseph’s University (including grades of F and FA, but excluding grades of P, NP, I, IP, NG, X, W, and WA).  Only courses taken at Saint Joseph’s University after matriculation are included in this calculation, even if transfer credit has been given.

  • Add the total number of grade points (listed as Quality Points on the transcript) for all courses taken at SJU
  • Add the total number of GPA hours
  • Divide the total number of grade points (Quality Points) by the GPA Hours to determine your GPA.

NOTE : Your online academic transcript will have the quality points.

To Calculate your Major GPA:  follow the process above but only include those courses required by your major.  To determine which courses are required for your major, please refer to the course catalog.


Viewing your Midterm Grades Online

First year Undergraduate Day freshmen admits must see your faculty advisor to obtain your midterm grades.

Log into The Nest:

  • Go to the Classes & Registration page
  • Under Student Grades
    • Select the appropriate term
    • Select Midterm
    • Your grades will then be displayed

Not all of your classes might be assigned midterm grades.


Viewing your Final Grades Online

Log into The Nest:

Once you have successfully logged onto The Nest:

  • Go to the Classes & Registration page
  • Under Student Grades
    • Select the appropriate term
    • Select Final
    • Your grades will then be displayed


Why is There a Hold When I Tried Checking my Midterm Grades?

This hold is placed on the records of all first-year Undergraduate Day students so that they are required to meet with their academic advisor to discuss the midterms. This hold keeps students from viewing their grades via The Nest, but the hold does not prevent anything else, including registration for upcoming semesters.


The following system of grades, with their grade point equivalent in parenthesis, is used in undergraduate (day and evening) courses: