Grades and GPA

The quality of your university work is indicated by the grade and quality points per semester hour according to the following scale:

Grade

Quality Points

A

Excellent (4 points)

B

Good (3 points)

C

Average (2 points)

D

Below Average (1 point)

F

Failure (0 points)

S

Satisfactory (Neutral)

U

Unsatisfactory (Neutral)

P

Pass (Neutral)

NP

No Pass (Neutral)

I

Incomplete (Neutral)

W

Withdrawal while passing (Neutral)


Calculate Your Grade Point Average (GPA)

Your Grade Point Average (GPA) is a weighted average of all your “for credit” college work. This means that a grade in a four-hour course will change your GPA more than the same grade in a three-hour course. It also means that your GPA gets harder to change when you have taken more courses. To calculate your estimated GPA, you would do the following:

For each course you multiply the course credit hours times the grade you receive to get the “quality points” for that course. Your grades have the following numerical equivalents: each A is 4, each B is 3, each C is 2, each D is 1, and each F is 0. Add up the quality of points for each course and divide the result by the total credit hours to get your semester’s GPA. For example, suppose you were taking the following courses:

Course

Credit Hours

Grade Received

Quality Points

1

3

A

12

2

5

C

10

3

2

B

6

4

3

D

3

Total

13


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GPA Calculator

1. List the credit hours for each course.

       1.Only list letter graded courses, no S/U grades

2. List the grades on a 4.0 scale for each course.

       1. A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1

3. Multiply the number of hours by the grade value to determine the grade points for each course.

4. Add all the grade points.

5. Divide the total grade points by the total number of credit hours.