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Overated system for determining a students intelligence but on occasion it does reflect a person's brain power. Designed primarily for parents and children with weak egos. Generally ignored by students with actual intelligence.
Mark: My GPA is 3.98, everyone will soon love and respect me.
Dave: (Punches Mark)
Mark: Um.....My GPA is only a general indicator of my ability to navigate the school system and irrelevant to my actual intelligence.
Dave: Your getting smarter everyday.
by m1z_w1z_11 August 29, 2005
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(Short for "grade-point average".)

1. The average of a student's grades, or school marks, over a period of time.

2. A student's mark in the 4-point American grading system.
n. "Most colleges require a 4.0 GPA for admittance."

n. "Tom's GPA was so low, he was unable to participate in school activities."
by Caltha. March 21, 2004
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Grade Point Average. The grade point average is a weighted average based on the grades you receive in each course, weighted by the number of credit hours for that course.
Candidates must demonstrate a cume g.p.a. of 3.8 to be granted further consideration.
by bob 'a' March 25, 2004
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A very diluted system built to advertise that it assesses a student's knowledge but really means nothing in the job market.
Recruiter: Your 4.00 GPA does not substitute for no experience sir.

Interviewee: What? But my university advisor says differently!

Recruiter: Sorry but she is wrong and I can clearly see you cannot actually do anything useful outside the classroom.
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At Queen's university in Kingston Ontario, the engineering jackets are called GPA's. This stands for Golden Party Armour. Their traditions involve dying the jackets purple and slamming them on the ground in front of cars. All this must be done while very drunk.
Man, those engineers are so cool. Look at their beautiful purple GPA's. I wish I was smart enough to be an engineer.
by Alan Partington March 23, 2004
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It means grandpa for those who can't text proper English.
Liz: My gpa is flying in here monday.
Jay: Your grade point average? What?
Liz: Grandpa
Jay: Oh, alright.
by JustinAngel July 02, 2011
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