Courses/Skills: What does Core mean? Miesha Parker March 08, 2016 21:46 Updated Follow Core Courses are courses that contribute to students' core GPA, as well as their overall GPA on the report card. Related articles Courses/Skills: What is a strand used for? Comments 1 comment Sort by Date Votes David D'Urso June 19, 2013 19:00 It would be helpful if the difference between core GPA and overall GPA was explicitly explained somewhere to put this into context. 0 Permalink Article is closed for comments.