Grade Point Average (GPA) will be calculated by term and cumulatively for students in the Th.M., Ph.D., and D.Min., programs effective July 1, 2015. Because coursework for these programs must be passed with a grade of B or better to receive credit, the minimum GPA for these programs will be 3.0.
Effective July 1, 2015, GPA calculations for students in the M.A., Dual Degree and M.Div. programs will be calculated on FINAL transcripts for graduates at the written request of students if at least 75% of their courses were taken with letter grades. This policy does not apply to transcripts for Graduate Certificate or affiliated students. Transfer courses are not calculated into the GPA.
Grade point average (
) is calculated by dividing the total amount of grade points earned by the total amount of credit hours attempted. Grade points are equal to 4.0 per A, 3.0 per B, 2.0 per C, etc. Grade point averages m
ay range from 0.0 to a 4.0. To get a student's
, the total grade points are divided by the total credit hours attempted. For example, if a Luther Seminary student received an A for a 1.0 course, a B for a 1.0 course, and C for a 1.0 course, 9 grade points (4+3+2) would be divided by 3 course credits to equal a 3.0 GPA.