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How to Calculate Your Grade Point Average (GPA)

Your grade point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total amount of grade points earned by the total amount of credit hours attempted. Your grade point average may range from 0.0 to a 4.0.

For example:

A=4 grade points
B=3 grade points
C=2 grade points
D=1 grade point
WF/F=0 grade points

P/NP (Pass/No Pass) courses are not factored in the student's GPA
I (Incompletes) and W (Withdrawals) do not receive grade points and do not have an effect on the GPA

Example Student Transcript

Course

Credit Hours

Grade

Grade Points

Biology

Biology Lab

English 101

Mathematics

3

1

3

3

A

B

C

F

12

3

6

0

10 Total Credit Hours Attempted

21 Total Grade Points

To get the example student's GPA, the total grade points are divided by the total credit hours attempted.

 

Total Grade Points

Total Credit Hours Attempted

divided by

21

10

= 2.10

You can total your current semester courses and credits with our online GPA Calculator (above).

To calculate your cumulative G.P.A., total the credit hours and then the grade points from all semesters. Divide the total grade points by the total credit hours.

If you want to raise your GPA, an additional calculator helps you determine how many credit hours and what grade average you will need to raise your current GPA.