How'dya figure?

Not bad, considering that I have adopted as my new mantra B is for Bubble Tea; that's good enough for me. 6.5? How do they calculate this stuff? And why don't I care?

srah - Monday, 22 December 2003 - 10:18 PM
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gravatar Mr. B--------- - December 22, 2003 - 10:28 PM -

It's got to have something to do with those MHP, or something...

gravatar srah - December 22, 2003 - 10:30 PM -

Whatever that is...

gravatar Urs - December 22, 2003 - 11:19 PM -

So..... what doe any of those numbers mean?

gravatar Mike - December 23, 2003 - 12:41 AM -

Whoa whoa whoa....wait...6.5? I thought the highest GPA possible was 4.0...? Heh heh, if this is some kinda error that doesn't get fixed you'll have the best Umich transcript ever!
Oh wait...i'm just noticing that 78/12 is 6.5 Perhaps this is something where someone's got the wrong formula in a certain, oh well.

gravatar Amy - December 23, 2003 - 8:09 AM -

It's that great grad school thing - I think it's an 8 point scale, but really don't remember. I remember being told before the first exam - "in grad school grades are not a reflection of you, but of the instructor" and then when we all bombed it and they tried to tell is we were dumb someone piped up with "grades are not a reflection of the students but of the instructor." heeheehee

gravatar katie - December 23, 2003 - 8:25 AM -

Yeah, so I'm assuming that's not a 4.0 scale...

gravatar Merrie - December 23, 2003 - 12:12 PM -

MHP is "Michigan Honor Points."

MHP's figure in for your academic standing. From undergrad guidelines:
"To be in good academic standing, a student must earn at least a 2.0 term grade point average and a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. If a student fails to accomplish this, the "honor point deficit" can be determined by multiplying the Michigan Semester Hours (MSH) elected by 2.0 and subtracting the total number of Michigan Honor Points (MHP) earned. Only honor points earned in courses elected at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint campus) may affect the grade point average."



"The Michigan Honor Points (MHP) earned for a course are calculated by multiplying the number of credit hours for which the course was elected by the number of honor points earned on the above grading scale (e.g., if a grade of B+ is earned for a 3 credit hour course, the total number of honor points for the course is 3 (credit hours) x 6 (points for a grade of B+), or 18 honor points). The method of calculating grade point averages (GPA) is given in the "Academic Record Summary Totals" later in this section."


And Rackham is a *9* point scale. You get a 9 for an A+, 8 for an A, etc. Undergrads get nothing for an A+ (grumble, grumble, grumble, I had a freaking A+ once, grumble, grubmble)

gravatar katie - December 23, 2003 - 1:35 PM -

Honor point deficit? Wait... so, if the student is really stupid and doesn't earn a high GPA, that's ok because it fills in with fakey Monopoly points?


gravatar Deirdre - December 23, 2003 - 4:36 PM -

Mmmm... Bubble Tea.

I think they're trying to be confusing and obtuse. If nobody knows what scale your GPA is on, then it must not matter once you graduate.

gravatar Urs - December 23, 2003 - 6:02 PM -

You are TOTALLY missing Keith talking about us :)

gravatar srah - December 24, 2003 - 11:31 AM -

What did he saaaaaaaaaaaaay? :( I was out shopping all day and forgot it was Tuesday! :(

gravatar Steven B. Cherry - December 26, 2003 - 1:37 PM -

My college mantra was "C's get degrees".

gravatar Stephen - December 29, 2003 - 6:17 AM -

Mmmmmm, bubble tea. I wish they had that in France :)

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