Knowing how Iowa State calculates your grades, quality points, and academic status is important.
Generally, GPA and quality point topics also are discussed in Engr 101.
A quality point (QP) is a value associated with a letter grade per Iowa State credit hour. The grade point average (GPA) is a value representing your grades. In general, the GPA is calculated by dividing your quality points by your Iowa State credit hours. A quality point deficiency (QPD) is a value that may accrue whenever a student gets below a 2.00 GPA. Iowa State assumes a student in good academic standing will perform at the 2.00 (a “C”) level. If a student performs at a level below that, a quality point deficiency (QPD) may accrue. This can lead to academic warning or probation, or even academic dismissal.