Description of Data Element 01270





NAME:         College GPA                                                       



NUMBER:       01270                                                             



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 grade point average based on a 4.0 system from the previous              
   post-secondary institution upon which the student's application              
   is being evaluated.  The GPA reported here should include all                
   credit as defined in the Admissions Policy.                                  



EDIT:                                                                           
   DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGE                                     ERROR LEVEL           
   GPA > 4.00 AND GPA < 9.80                              CRITICAL              
        ADM                                                                     
   NON-NUMERIC                                            CRITICAL              
        ADM                                                                     
   ZERO INVALID                                           CRITICAL              
        ADM                                                                     
   9.99 INVALID WHEN 1112 EQ A,C,B; 1117=J,U;             CRITICAL              
     1135=A; 1106=F,T,N                                                         
     (OVER 10% TOLERANCE)                                                       
        ADM                                                                     
   9.99 INVALID WHEN 1117=G; 1135=A;                      CRITICAL              
     1200=N; 1166=N; 1106=F,T,N;                                                
     1112 NE M,E,S,R,D,W,F,L,V,X,P                                              
        ADM                                                                     
   9.99 INVALID WHEN 1117=G; 1135=D; 1200=N;              CRITICAL              
     1166=N; 1112 NE M,E,S,R,D,W,F,L,V,X,P;                                     
     1106=F,T,N(OVER 50% TOLERANCE)                                             
        ADM                                                                     
   9.99 INVALID WHEN 1112 EQ A,C,B; 1117=J,U;             TOLERANCE             
     1135=A; 1106=F,T,N                                                         
        ADM                                                                     
   9.99 INVALID WHEN 1117=G; 1135=D; 1200=N;              TOLERANCE             
     1166=N; 1112 NE M,E,S,R,D,W,F,L,V,X,P;                                     
     1106=F,T,N                                                                 
        ADM                                                                     
   FREQUENCY COUNTS WILL BE PERFORMED ON                  FREQUENCY             
        ADM                                                                     



CODING INSTRUCTIONS:                                                            
   Code 9.80 for any student who transferred from                               
   institutions with nontraditional grading systems.                            
   New college/USF is the only SUS campus with a                                
   nontraditional grading system.                                               
   Code 9.99 for any student applying for undergraduate or                      
   graduate admission who cannot provide a grade point average                  
   from the previous schools or institutions attended.  This may                
   include resident and non-resident aliens and applicants to                   
   professional schools.                                                        
   This element is required for all students who are applying                   
   to the lower division as transfer students, upper division,                  
   graduate school, or first professional programs.                             



DATABASE INFORMATION:                                                           
   PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 9(1)V9(2)                                              
   COLUMN NAME:          COLLEGE_GPA                                            
   SHORT NAME:           COLGPA                                                 



CREATE-CHANGE DATE:  08/22/95                                                   



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