Grade Point Average (GPA)

A Grade Point Average (GPA) is an internationally recognised measure for establishing equivalence across different grading systems.  The internationalisation of tertiary education is now such that a GPA is a tool with which students can apply for educational and employment opportunities both locally and worldwide.  Local students who apply for work with international organisations often require their GPA.  The GPA is the average result of all grades achieved by a student in their course of study, weighted by the credit value of each subject.  Holmesglen has adopted a 4 point GPA system.

A GPA will be reported to students on completion of their course and an explanation of the GPA will appear on the student’s academic transcript.  A GPA for completed subjects may be requested if the student leaves the course prior to completion.

GPA Score

Description Result Range Grade Point Score
HD High Distinction 80%-100% 4
D Distinction 70%-79% 3
C Credit 60%-69% 2
P Pass 50%-59% 1
Ungraded Pass

Conceded Pass
N Fail 0%-49% 0

Other Grades, eg. Advanced Standing Not included

GPA Formula

The value for the grade achieved for each is multiplied by the number of credit points for that subject.  For details of subject credits points refer to and the relevant degree information.  Each degree has a listing of subject credit points located in the Course Structure section.  These weighted grade values are totalled and then divided by the total number of subject credit points as shown in the examples below:

Example 1

Grade Grade Point Score Subject Credit Points

Subject 1

High Distinction 4

Subject 2

Distinction 3

Subject 3

Distinction 3

Subject 4

Credit 2
Grade Point Average example 1

 Example 2

Grade Grade Point Score Subject Credit Points
Subject 1 Credit 2
Subject 2 Credit 2
Subject 3 Pass 1
Subject 4 Distinction 3
Grade Point Average example 2