Grade point averages are calculated by assigning quality points to the letter grade earned in the course, multiplying the quality points earned in the course by the credit hours for the course, summing the results, and dividing this total by the total number of credits for all courses. A sample GPA calculation is included below.
Quality points assigned to each letter grade are as follows:
|Grade||Quality Points per Credit Hour|
|F and all other grades||0|
To determine quality points earned for a particular course, multiply the number of credit hours by the quality points assigned to the letter grade earned in the course. For example, if you earned a grade of B in a 3 credit hour course, you would multiply 3 (credit hours) by 3 (quality points for grade of B) to reach 9 (total quality points for the course).
To calculate your GPA, you would determine the quality points earned for each course then add all calculated quality points and add all attempted credit hours. Next, you would divide the total amount of quality points earned by the total amount of credit hours attempted. Your grade point average would range from 0.0 to a 4.0.
Below is a sample GPA calculation for one semester:
|Course||Credit Hours||Grade||Quality Points|
Now divide the total quality points earned by the total credit hours attempted to calculate the GPA: 38/15 = 2.5333.
CR/NC (Credit/No Credit), S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory), W (Withdrawal), and I (Incomplete) grades are not included in the GPA calculation.
Please note that semester graduate point average (GPA) refers to your GPA calculated in one specific semester. Cumulative GPA refers to your GPA calculated using all coursework pursued to date.