Understanding my Transcript

On current transcripts, the degree is posted at the top of the transcript on the first page. On older transcripts, the degree is posted on the right-hand side of the transcript usually on the second page.

After a name change due to marriage, you will need to submit a name change form and official proof of the name change (marriage certificate) to the Office of the Registrar. The Permanent Record Update Form can be accessed through the Registrar website. If you are unable to visit our office, you may submit this information by mail or fax. The fax number is 254-968-9389.

If you have a new Social Security Number, you can have your new social security number posted on your transcript by bringing in your social security card to our office and having a copy made to be placed in your records. If you are unable to come into the office, you can mail us a copy of your new social security card and a letter of explanation.

GPA’s cannot be given out over the telephone. You may come in to the Office of the Registrar and ask to see your own GPA by showing your identification. You can also access your Unofficial Transcript through myGateway.

To calculate your cumulative GPA you will need to do the following: Divide the total quality points by total GPA hours (as it appears on your academic transcript). Courses that may be excluded from this calculation are W’s, Q’s, and any repeated courses that are being excluded from the GPA calculation. Excluded courses are identified with an “E” in the far right column on the transcript.

  • Add the credit hours together (GPA hours)
  • Add the quality points together

Divide the quality points by the GPA hours.

 The graduation GPA is based on courses being used in your degree plan, so it may differ from cumulative GPA
A hoursAll attempted hours (including transfer, F’s, Q’s and W’s)
E hours or EhrsAll earned hours (including transfer)
Q hours or GPA-HrsQuality hours—these are Tarleton only credit hours
Q points or QPtsQuality grade points—these are Tarleton only grade points

Tarleton State University is on a 4 point grading system.

AExcellent, 4 quality points per semester hour
BGood, 3 quality points per semester hour
CFair, 2 quality points per semester hour
DPassing, 1 quality point per semester hour
FFailing, 0 quality points per semester hour
NRIn Progress, not used in GPA computation
IThesis in Progress, not used in GPA computation
KIncomplete, not used in GPA computation*
QDrop from Course, no grade designated, not used in GPA computation
WWithdraw from the University
WFWithdraw Failing (included in GPA), computed same as “F”, 0 quality points per semester hour
PPass, not used in GPA computation
SSatisfactory, not used in GPA computation
UUnsatisfactory, not used in GPA computation

*The grade of “K” becomes “F” if not made up and a grade change form is submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the end of the next long semester.