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How to Calculate Your GPA

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is the average of your end of term grades. You can figure your GPA on a semester by semester basis or for your cumulative, overall GPA.

Grades are assigned a numerical value:
A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0

Note: Units attempted that result in CR/NC, W, IP, RD or INC grades are not used to calculate the GPA.

Example:

Course Units Attempted X Grade
(numerical value)
= Grade Points
ENGLISH 101 3 X A (4) = 12
MATH 227 4 X B (3) = 12
SOC 1 3 X B (3) = 9
EARTH 1 3 X C (2) = 6
POL SCI 1 (3) X W (0) = 0
TOTALS 13 39

  1. Multiply the units attempted by the numerical value of the grade to get grade points

      Units attempted   Grade   Grade Points
    Example: 3 x 4 = 12
  2. Total the units attempted column and total the grade point column.

  3. The GPA is determined by dividing the total grade points by the number of attempted units.

    Grade Points   Units attempted   Grade Point Average
    39 / 13 = 3.0

Grade Scale:
4.0 = A average
3.0 = B average
2.0 = C average
1.0 = D average
0.0 = F average