PTCAS calculates a standardized set of grade point averages (GPAs) to help PT programs evaluate applicants using uniform criteria. PTCAS GPAs may differ from those calculated on your transcripts due to the grade standardization process. Programs may choose to use the PTCAS GPAs or calculate their own.
Allow 4–5 weeks for PTCAS to calculate your GPAs once your file is complete. PTCAS will e-mail you once your coursework is verified and GPAs are calculated. Login to your application to view your GPAs. If you have questions about your GPAs, contact PTCAS customer support.
REPEATED courses are included in GPAs - All repeated courses are included, even if they are later repeated for a higher grade or excluded from the GPA on the transcript.
FAILED courses are included in GPAs - All failed courses are included, even if they are later repeated for a higher grade or excluded from the GPA on the transcript.
If credits or grades are missing, courses are excluded from GPAs. PTCAS will NOT calculate GPAs by totaling grade values and dividing by the number of courses completed. PTCAS includes grades/credits from transcript where course was originally taken, regardless of transfer credit earned at other institutions. The only exception to this rule is Study Abroad coursework that transferred to a U.S. institution with itemized credit and grades.
GPAs are calculated on a 4.0 semester-based system. Quarter hours are automatically converted to semester hours. Quarter Hours × .667 = semester hours.
Unit credits are converted to semester hours. Grade value is multiplied by semester credits.
Grade value (e.g., "A"=4.0) × semester credits (e.g., 3) = Quality Points (e.g., 12) "Total Quality Points" ÷ "Total Credits Attempted" = PTCAS GPA
All credit hours are rounded to the tenths place.
PTCAS GPAs are rounded at the hundredths place.