A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

GPA

Thu, 7 Apr '22
Honor student's pride, for short
Tue, 8 Feb '22
College app stat
Tue, 11 Jan '22
Transcript fig.
Sun, 2 Jan '22
Subj. of some collegiate bragging
Tue, 28 Dec '21
4.0 for a valedictorian, maybe
Sat, 11 Dec '21
Ranking no.
Tue, 7 Dec '21
4.0 is an excellent one
Thu, 7 Oct '21
2.0, for one
Sun, 26 Sep '21
Transcript fig.
Sun, 19 Sep '21
Valedictorian's pride, in brief
Tue, 24 Aug '21
Mean marks, for short?
Tue, 20 Jul '21
4.0 is a good one
Sun, 27 Jun '21
College admissions fig.
Fri, 2 Apr '21
Fig. that always includes a decimal