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    Default Question About Uni GPA

    My colleague is very upset as her son got a written warning from university about his grades. She is surprised and shocked because he's been going well all year (getting 90s and things for some assignments). She can't talk to him because he's os but said the letter mentioned GPA of 2.8

    I am trying to remember the dark ages when I was at uni but that sounds really really low. I said that I thought it sounded like he'd failed a subject, but can anyone shed light on this? Is this like a low pass average or worse? I am just wondering if he bombed out on his exams or if he needs more general support with essays etc.

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    5.0 is the highest GPA. Maybe he's embarrassed to tell his mum he's struggling.

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    Ok. Thanks. That's what I thought.

    I think he is embarrassed to tell his mum, and it's his second letter. She only found out because he asked her to open his mail while he was away. The thing is, she has physically seen his assignments with his marks of D and HD on them, which is why I was so surprised that it's only 2.8. He has never done exams before so I thought if the exams were worth a lot and he bombed out then that might explain why.

    And GPA is just that is it? An average of results of all subjects taken in the year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyBovine View Post
    ?? Maybe different universities have different marking scales

    I went to UQ and marks were 1 - 7 with 7 being the highest.
    7 is a high A.
    6 is an A.
    5 is a B
    4 was a pass
    3 was a conceded pass (not sure what that means).
    1 and 2 are a fail.

    A GPA of 2.8 would mean he had failed a number of subjects.
    Yup this. And for us it was calculated over the entire degree.

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    From memory to graduate you need a pass mark. A conceded pass was a 3 so at 2.8 he's below even the just scraping by level. He'll need a few 6's and 7's to lift the mark

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    At Flinders, a GPA of 2 or under is classed as failing.

    If he has withdrawn out of subjects past a certain date, it is counted as failing towards your GPA.

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    I would get he has failed exams and they must be heavily weighted. Poor kid if he does well in assignments!

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    Oh the whole thing is horribly sad. He went way off the rails for a couple of years and she was so relieved he seemed to be coming good :-(
    @btmac 'jolly stressful' made me giggle so much.

    Thanks again for your input and knowledge everyone

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    You can apply for exemptions to not count a mark under certain circumstances . I suffered a major panic attack before an exam ( had medical proof). I was able to apply for an exemption to not have that exam counted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyBovine View Post
    ?? Maybe different universities have different marking scales

    I went to UQ and marks were 1 - 7 with 7 being the highest.
    7 is a high A.
    6 is an A.
    5 is a B
    4 was a pass
    3 was a conceded pass (not sure what that means).
    1 and 2 are a fail.

    A GPA of 2.8 would mean he had failed a number of subjects.
    Sorry, I had a baby brain moment haha.

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