**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 = 4.00 grade points

A- = 3.70 grade points

B+ = 3.33 grade points

B = 3.00 grade points

B- = 2.70 grade points

C+ = 2.30 grade points

C = 2.00 grade points

C- = 1.70 grade points

D+ = 1.30 grade points

D = 1.00 grade points

D- = 0.70 grade points

WF/F=0 grade points

Pass or Not passed in the courses are not factored in the GPA calculation

I (Incompletes) and W (Withdrawals) also get zero grade points and therefore do not have any effect on the GPA.

A- = 3.70 grade points

B+ = 3.33 grade points

B = 3.00 grade points

B- = 2.70 grade points

C+ = 2.30 grade points

C = 2.00 grade points

C- = 1.70 grade points

D+ = 1.30 grade points

D = 1.00 grade points

D- = 0.70 grade points

WF/F=0 grade points

Pass or Not passed in the courses are not factored in the GPA calculation

I (Incompletes) and W (Withdrawals) also get zero grade points and therefore do not have any 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 PointsTotal 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. You can also use this online tool.

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.

Source:

*Back2College*