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Calculating Grade Point Deficiency

GPD is a deficiency, so it is really a negative number. You want to get to a zero GPD or a 2.0 GPA in order to be removed from Academic Probation. The actual value of GPD is completely dependent on the number of attempted hours at UTA you have. In order to achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA, grades earned in 3-hour classes affect GPD in the following way:

A = +6
B = +3
C = 0
D = -3
F = -6

Grade Point Deficiency (GPD) is generally used to determine what a student on probation will need in order to be removed from probation. It can be used to determine how many A's, B's, or C's a student needs to obtain a specific GPA. Before calculating a student's GPD, you will need their Grade Point Average.

1. Multiply the hours attempted at UTA by the desired GPA. This equals the number of grade points the student wishes to have.

45 attempted hours
83 grade points
2.00 GPA required to be off probation

45  X  2.000  =  90.0

2. Take the number of grade points the student should have and subtract the number of grade points the student actually has.

  90.0
- 83.0
    7.0

This student has a grade point deficiency of 7.0.

3. In order to figure out how many A's, B's or C's this student needs to get in the coming semester use the table below.

a. Find the desired GPA in the left-hand column.
b. To determine how many A's a student needs, divide their GPD by the number located under the "A" in the row with the desired GPA.

7.0 ÷ 6 = 1.166 or 2 A's in order to get a 2.0

c. To determine how many B's a student needs, divide their GPD by the number located under the "B" in the row with the desired GPA.

7.0 ÷ 3 = 2.333 or 3 B's in order to get a 2.0

Since a "C" is worth 2.0 points, any C's the student receives will maintain their GPA. Anything below a "C" will lower their GPA.

 

This table is based on 3-hour courses. 

Desired GPA

A

B

C

D

F

1.60

7.2

4.2

1.2

-1.8

-4.8

1.80

6.6

3.6

.6

-2.4

-5.4

2.00

6

3

0

-3

-6

2.25

5.25

2.25

-.75

-3.75

-6.75

2.50

4.5

1.5

-1.5

-4.5

-7.5

2.75

3.75

.75

-2.25

-5.25

-8.25

3.00

3

0

-3

-6

-9

3.50

1.5

-1.5

-4.5

-7.5

-10.5

4.00

0

-3

-6

-9

-12