**How to define a GPA calculation**- In Configuration, click Registrar Setup.
- From the list on the left, select GPA Calculations.
- Click New GPA Calculation on the action bar

- On the Formula tab, enter the Calculation name (maximum of 60 alphanumeric characters).
- You can enter a description (maximum of 255 alphanumeric characters).
- In Values allowed, mark the GPA values to calculate. You can mark GPA, Year-to-date GPA, and Cumulative GPA.

**Note:**A checkbox is disabled after the value is calculated. - In the GPA Type field, select the GPA type to associate with the calculation.
- In the Calculate using field, select Numeric grades or GPA equivalents. This determines what values to translate marking column grades to in the calculation.
- If you select "Numeric grades", the program uses only numeric grades and translates non-numeric grades to numeric equivalents according to the translation table.
- If you select "GPA equivalents", the program translates numeric and letter grades to the GPA equivalent on the translation table for the selected GPA type.

- In the Sum of field, select the formula to use when summing up marking column grades for the calculation. The selection you make depends on how you weight grades.
- Mark equals the marking column grade.
- Weight is entered for the GPA type on the Grading tab of course records.
- Attempted Credit equals the amount of attempted credits on grade records for the marking column. If there are no attempted credits, the program uses the amount of attempted credits on course records for the marking column.
- Earned Credit equals the amount of credits the student is actually awarded in the marking column.

- In the Divide by field, you select what to divide the sum by. You can select:
- Number of grades
- Sum of weights
- Sum of attempted credits
- Sum of earned credits
- Do not divide

- In the Terminate Calculation grid, you can mandate that the calculation terminate if it encounters a specific grade, such as NG (No Grade) or INC.

**Note:**If the program encounters a listed grade value, the process terminates for the student but continues to the next student. - In the Add to result field, you can designate a value to add to the calculation result. You can select:
- No value
- Sum of weights
- Specific value

- To round results, mark Round result up at [ ] using a decimal precision of [ ]. In the first field, enter the number at which results are rounded. In the second field, enter the number of decimal places to use. For example, if you round up at 5 using a decimal precision of 2, 89.005 is rounded to 89.01.
- To translate the calculation results to the GPA equivalents, mark Translate results using and select the translation table to use.
- If you select Numeric grades, the program translates the results to the GPA equivalents of the numeric values on the translation table's GPA view.
- If you select GPA equivalents, the program translates the results based on the GPA types' cutoff values in the translation table.

- To overwrite existing values with calculated values, mark Overwrite existing entries.
- If you marked Year-to-date GPA in Values allowed on the Formula tab, select the Year-to-Date tab.
- To select a marking column to calculate, click Add Marking Column to Calculate on the action bar.
- In the Marking column to calculate field, select the marking column to calculate.
- In the Include field, mark All or Selected. If you mark Selected, move the appropriate marking columns to the Include these marking columns box.
- In the Include these sessions box, mark the sessions to associate.
- To save your selections and return to the Year-to-Date tab, click OK.
- You can continue adding marking columns to calculate. For example, you can calculate Quarter 1 including Quarter 1. Then calculate Quarter 2 including Quarter 1 and Quarter 2, etc.
- If you marked Cumulative GPA in Values allowed on the Formula tab, select the Cumulative tab.
- To select a grade level to calculate, click Add Grade Level to Calculate.
- In the Grade level to calculate field, select the grade level to calculate.
- In the Include field, mark All or Selected. If you mark Selected, move the appropriate marking columns to the Include these marking columns box.
- In the Include these sessions box, mark the sessions to associate.
- To save your selections and return to the Cumulative tab, click OK.
- You can continue adding grade levels to calculate. For example, you can calculate a cumulative GPA from the final grades for ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades.
- Select the Sample tab.
- In the Show sample using field, select the marking column for which to view sample calculations calculated for that marking column.

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