Friday, October 31, 2014

Administration

 

Calculating Your Grade Point Average (GPA)

How is GPA calculated? Grade Point Average or GPA is  calculated by dividing the sum of grade points received by the number of credits attempted.  For example, if your semester grades are as follows:

Course Credits Grade Grade Points (Credits x Grade)
MATH 124 3.0 B (3.0) 9.0
ENG 101 3.0 A- (3.7) 11.1
PSY 101 3.0 C (2.0) 6.0
ART 100 3.0 B+ (3.3) 9.9
SSK 109 3.0 A (4.0) 12.0
Totals 15.0     48.0

Your grade point average is:

GPA = Grade Points/Credits Attempted
  = 48.0/15.0
  = 3.2

You can also use this table to calculate what grade you need by substituting. For example, if you need a 3.2 GPA and you are taking Math 124 (which is not your best class), you know that if you get a C, your GPA will be 3.0. For example, if your semester grades are as follows:

Course Credits Grade Grade Points (Credits x Grade)
MATH 124 3.0 C (2.0) 6.0
ENG 101 3.0 A- (3.7) 11.1
PSY 101 3.0 C (2.0) 6.0
ART 100 3.0 B+ (3.3) 9.9
SSK 109 3.0 A (4.0) 12.0
Totals 15.0     45.0

Your grade point average is:

GPA = Grade Points/Credits Attempted
  = 45.0/15.0
  = 3.0