FAQ

Information related to CGPA

How is my performance in a course assessed and what is GPA?

Your performance will be assessed by grades and GPA as below:

Letter Grade Grade Point

Grade Definitions

A+
A
A-
4.3
4.0
3.7
Excellent Strong evidence of original thinking; good organization, capacity to analyse and synthesize; superior grasp of subject matter; evidence of extensive knowledge base.
B+
B
B-
3.3
3.0
2.7
Good Evidence of grasp of subject, some evidence of critical capacity and analytic ability; reasonable understanding of issues; evidence of familiarity with literature.
C+
C
C-
2.3
2.0
1.7
Adequate Student who is profiting from the university experience; understanding of the subject; ability to develop solutions to simple problems in the material.
D 1.0 Marginal Sufficient familiarity with the subject matter to enable the student to progress without repeating the course.
F 0.0 Failure Little evidence of familiarity with the subject matter; weakness in critical and analytic skills; limited, or irrelevant use of literature.
P

''Pass'' in a pass-fail course. Courses to be graded on a pass-fail basis for a Programme are specifically identified under the Programme in the University Calendar.

*

Grade with * is excluded in the calculation of GPA / earned credits.

IP

"In progress" for a year-long course, assigned in the semester which is not yet due for reporting grades.

I

''Incomplete''. A grade of incomplete may be granted (i) where there are extenuating circumstances that have prevented a student from completing required work, or attending the examination; (ii) at the discretion of the Assessment Panel. Where an I grade is assigned, the Assessment Panel will approve a schedule for the completion of work, or a supplementary examination. An I grade will be converted into an F grade four weeks after the I grade is first reported to the Head of Academic Regulations and Records Office, unless an alternative grade has been assigned.

S

"Submitted" in a dissertation-type course. An S grade is assigned by the Course Leader when a student's dissertation is submitted for assessment.

X

Assigned when a student is permitted to drop the course after the normal drop date.

AU

'Audit'. An audit grade is assigned when an auditing student has completed the conditions established at registration as an auditor. No assessment is made or grade awarded for auditing.

WD

Assigned when a student has registered for the course in a semester/term and subsequently submitted a notification of withdrawal from the University.

What is Academic Standing and how does it change with my SGPA and CGPA?

Here are the rules for Academic Standing changes for undergraduate students:

From To SGPA   CGPA

Good standing

Good standing > 1.69

and

> 1.69
Academic warning > 0.99 but < 1.70

and

> 0.99
Review < 1.00

or

< 1.00

Academic warning

Good standing > 1.69

and

> 1.69
Academic warning > 1.69

and

< 1.70
Review < 1.70

and

Any

Probation

Good standing > 1.69

and

> 1.69
Review < 1.70

or

< 1.70

Notes :

  1. The above academic standing rules exclude students who have not attempted more than 3 credit units in the semester.
  2. "Review" is only a temporary status.  It signifies the department is screening each case and an academic standing will be assigned shortly.

How are GPA, SGPA and CGPA calculated?

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Grade Point Average (GPA)
where G is the grade point awarded and U the credit units earned for the ith course. 

Semester GPA (SGPA)

The GPA calculated for all the courses taken in one semester, including failed courses, but excluding courses graded I, X or P.

Cumulative GPA (CGPA)

Description: Cumulative GPA (CGPA)
where G is the grade point awarded, and U is the credit units warned for the ith course.

Courses NOT counted to CGPA

The credits earned for the following courses will not be counted towards the minimum credit units required for graduation and will not be included in the calculation of CGPA:

  • EL0200 English for Academic Purposes
  • CHIN1001 University Chinese I 

What are the CGPA bandings for Honours Classifications?

All courses taken will be counted (excepting EL0200 and CHIN1001) in the calculation of your CGPA.

Each BBA major will have its own distribution of honours classification for its major students.

The College Examination Board has the discretion to determine the final award of individual students on academic grounds.

Starting from the 2010/2011 first-year intake, the following banding has been adopted:

Award Classification CGPA
First Class Honours 3.5 or above
Upper Second Class Honours 3.0 – 3.49
Lower Second Class Honours 2.5 – 2.99
Third Class Honours 2.0 – 2.49
Pass 1.7 – 1.99