Description of Data Element 01139





NAME:         High School GPA                                                   



NUMBER:       01139                                                             



FILES/TABLES: ADM   RET                                                         



INTENT:                                                                         
   Student Flow                                                                 
   EEO/OCR Reporting                                                            
   Retention/Attrition                                                          
   Program Review                                                               
   Admissions Studies                                                           
   Assess Grading Practices, Credit By Exam, Time                               
   Shortened Degrees                                                            



DEFINITION:                                                                     
   The high school grade point average upon which the student's                 
   application for admission is evaluated, based on a 4.0 grading               
   system.  A maximum of 5.0 will be allowed for this element since             
   it is possible to obtain this average with extra weights on a 4.0            
   scale.  The GPA must be based upon the high school subject area              
   units required by the Admission Policy.  The subject areas of                
   English, Math, Natural Science, Social Science, and Foreign                  
   Language should be included.                                                 



EDIT:                                                                           
   DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGE                                     ERROR LEVEL           
   GPA > 5.00 & GPA < 9.99 (EXCLUDE 9.80)                 CRITICAL              
        ADM                                                                     
   NON-NUMERIC                                            CRITICAL              
        ADM                                                                     
   ZERO INVALID                                           CRITICAL              
        ADM                                                                     
   9.99 INVALID WHEN 01117=B,E; 01135=A;                  CRITICAL              
     01106=F,T,N; 01354=N                                                       
        ADM  <                                                                  
   9.99 INVALID WHEN 01117=J,U, 01135=A                   CRITICAL              
     01112 NE A,C,B; 01106=F,T,N; 01060=L                                       
     (OVER 10% TOLERANCE)                                                       
        ADM                                                                     
   9.99 INVALID WHEN 01117=J,U, 01135=A                   TOLERANCE             
     01112 NE A,C,B; 01106=F,T,N; 01060=L                                       
        ADM                                                                     
   FREQUENCY COUNTS WILL BE PERFORMED ON                  FREQUENCY             
        ADM                                                                     



CODING INSTRUCTIONS:                                                            
   Code 9.99 for any student applying for undergraduate admission               
   who cannot provide a grade point average from the previous                   
   schools or institutions attended.  This may include resident and             
   and non-resident aliens.                                                     
   This element is required for all first time in college students,             
   and all undergraduate transfer students applying to the lower                
   division.                                                                    
   Code 9.80 for non-traditional grade point averages.                          



DATABASE INFORMATION:                                                           
   PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 9(1)V9(2)                                              
   COLUMN NAME:          HIGH_SCHOOL_GPA                                        
   SHORT NAME:           HSGPA                                                  



CREATE-CHANGE DATE:  08/21/00                                                   



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