Quality Point Rating (QPR)

When the quarter-hour value (credit) of a course is multiplied by the point value of the student's grade, a quality point value for the student's work in the course is obtained.

Quarter-hour value for a course is defined as the scheduled number of weekly lecture hours plus one-half of the scheduled number of laboratory hours as listed in the NPS Course Catalog.

Example: A student receives a grade of B in a course with three hours lecture and two hours lab. The course credit value of four quarter-hours is multiplied by the point value assigned to the grade of B, resulting in 12.0 quality points for the course.

The sum of the quality points for all courses divided by the sum of the quarter-hour credit of these courses gives a weighted numerical evaluation of the student's performance, termed the Quality Point Rating (QPR). A student achieving a QPR of 3.0 has maintained a “B” average in all courses undertaken with a proper weight assigned for course hours.