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How to Calculate your GPA

There are three components to figuring a GPA:

  1. The grade points assigned to a specific grade:

    A 4.0
    A - 3.7
    B + 3.3
    B 3.0
    B- 2.7
    C+ 2.3
    C 2.0
    C- 1.7
    D+ 1.3
    D 1.0
    D- 0.7
    E 0.0
  2. The hours/credits for a specific class.

  3. The total grade points that result by multiplying hours by points assigned to a grade.


The Calculation

  1. First add up the total hours attempted and total grade points earned...

    For Example:

    Credit
    Hours

     

    Grade

     

    Grade
    Points

    4 hours

    x

    A (4.0)

    =

    16.0

    3 hours

    x

    B+ (3.3)

    =

    9.9

    5 hours

    x

    C (2.0)

    =

    10.0


    12 hours

         

    35.9

  2. Then divide the total grade points by the overall hours.

    35.9/12 = 2.99 GPA

    The formulas:
    GPA X Hours = Grade Points
    Grade Points / attempted Hours = GPA


Add or Subtract Grades:

  1. First you need to get your Academic Summary. This is available online when you access your student records.
    Example:
    Academic Summary

    Academic
    Career

    Units
    Passed

    Grade
    Points

    GPA
    Units

    GPA

    Transfer
    Units

    Test
    Credit

    Other
    Units

    Cumulative
    Units

    Academic
    Level

    Undergraduate

    39.66

    99.799

    54.66

    1.826

    21.99

    0

    0

    61.65

    Junior

  2. Then add or subtract hours and grade points you are considering and then re-divide using the calculation.
    Note: You must use GPA Units, not Units Passed.
    GPA Units includes "Es", but does not include CLEP, CR/NC, Transfer, etc.

    Examples:
    If I got all "Bs" this semester (12 hours), what would happen?

    • Add in: 3.00 x 12 hours = 36 grade points
       

      Refigure:

      99.799

      54.66

       

      +36.000

      +12.00

       

       

      135.799

      66.66

      135.799 grade points/66.66 hours = 2.037 cum GPA

    If I repeated 8 hours on "Ds" this semester, and earned all "Bs", what would happen?

    • Subtract out: 1.00 x 8 hours = 8 grade points
      then add in 3.00 x 8 hours = 24 points

      Refigure:

      99.799

      54.66

       

      - 8.000

      - 8.00

       

      +24.000

      + 8.00

       

       

      115.799

      54.66

      115.799 grade points/54.66 hours = 2.119 cum GPA

    If I repeated a 5 hour "E" and a 5 hour "D-" this semester, and earned all "Bs", what would happen?

    • Subtract out: 0.00 x 5 hours = 0 grade points & 0.7 x 5 hours = 3.5 grade points then add in 3.00 x 10 hours = 30 points

      Refigure:

      99.799

      54.66

       

      - 3.500

      -10.00

       

      +30.000

      +10.00

       

       

      126.299

      54.66

      126.299 grade points/54.66 hours = 2.311 cum GPA

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Last Updated: 4/13/17