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How to Calculate a GPA

You can calculate your own Grade Point Average (GPA) using the GPA Calculator, or use the following steps to do it by hand. If you are trying to raise your GPA; use the GPA Calculator first to calculate your current GPA, then click on the What-If Analysis.

There are three components to figuring a GPA:

1. The grade points assigned to a specific grade:
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
4.0
3.7
3.3
3.0
2.7
2.3

C
C-
D+
D
D-
E
2.0
1.7
1.3
1.0
0.7
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

  • First add up the total hours attempted and grade points earned...
    For Example:
    Credit HoursGradeGrade 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
  • 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

To Add or Subtract Grades:

1. First you need to get your Transcript Totals. This is available online when you access your Student Academic Transcript.

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

Examples:

If I got all "B’s" this semester (12 hours), what would happen to my GPA?

  • 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 "D’s" this semester, and earned all "B’s", 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 "B’s", 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 grade points/54.66 hours = 2.311 cum GPA