Grade point average takes center stage as a means of tracking a student’s performance throughout their academic career.
In a collegiate setting, merit-based scholarships and financial aid heavily rely on a student’s GPA, and their eligibility for these services may be negatively affected by a lower GPA score.
At the University of New Mexico, students who are receiving financial aid are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Failure to maintain the required GPA may result in the loss of financial aid assistance.
If students wish to receive extra benefits such as internship opportunities, a GPA. of 3.0 is often the minimum acceptable score. A 3.0 is also the required GPA for any graduate students seeking to continue their education through an accredited Master’s Degree program. Graduating with Honors requires a minimum GPA of 3.5 — 0.12 points above the UNM average GPA score of 3.38.