core grade point average

Core GPA is calculated by MU using grades from all English, science, social studies and foreign language courses; all math courses Algebra I and higher; and the student's highest fine-art grade. Core GPA is used for admission and scholarship purposes in place of class rank for students graduating from non-ranking high schools. A weighted core GPA is used for scholarship purposes only for students who have attended non-ranking schools, have taken AP or IB courses and have earned grades of C or higher.