CAGS in Health Professions Education Program: Overall GPA Calculation

An important consideration in the application evaluation is the grade point average (GPA) of your undergraduate and graduate studies. Your careful completion of this section is very important. Failure to do so will significantly impede the processing of your application; if it is not completed, you will be required to re-submit it. You should request an unofficial copy of your transcript(s) in order to complete the GPA calculations. Refer to the Grading Scale table located in the application and on the SNHS website under the Apply section for the CAGS HP ED program.

Please note that courses should be reported in semester hours. If your courses were taken in a quarter hour system, it is assumed that the conversion factor is .75, i.e., one quarter hour equals .75 of a semester hour. For example, a course worth 4 quarter hours equals 3 semester hours (4 x .75=3). Some institutions use a unit system where one unit equals 4 semester hours. Institutions also vary in the number of quality points awarded per grade; check the transcript.

If you have any trouble completing the GPA Calculation form, please contact us at 617-521-2605 or snhs@simmons.edu for assistance. Your application cannot be considered until this form is completed and submitted.

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ILLUSTRATION OF GPA CALCULATION FOR ALL CAGS HP ED APPLICANTS

Include all repeated or failed courses. Pass/fail or audit courses, AP (Advanced Placement), IB or CLEP scores are not acceptable in place of grades. Total quality points are obtained by multiplying the number of credits by the quality point per grade. The GPA is obtained by dividing the sum of the total quality points by the sum of total credits.

Please follow the illustration below for calculating the undergraduate and graduate GPAs when completing the form on the next page.



CAGS in Health Professions Education Program: Overall GPA Calculation

OVERALL UNDERGRADUATE GPA CALCULATION FOR ALL CAGS HP ED APPLICANTS List all undergraduate institutions or hospitals attended whether or not a degree, certificate or diploma was earned or whether or not courses are relevant to the CAGS HP ED program. Do not add individual institutional GPAs and divide by the number of institutions as this will be incorrect.


OVERALL GRADUATE GPA CALCULATION FOR ALL CAGS HP ED APPLICANTS List all graduate institutions attended whether or not a degree or certificate was earned or if courses are not relevant to the CAGS HP ED program. Do not add individual institutional GPAs and divide by the number of institutions as this will be incorrect.