How to Compute Your GPA
The grade point average is sometimes called G.P.A. It is a way of assigning a
numerical average of a student's grade average to the hundredth place. Under this
system, A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0, WF=0. If a student earns an A in a 3hour
course, 12 grade points are earned (3x4=12). The grade points from each course are
totaled and then divided by the number of hours attempted. For example, a student
takes nine courses worth three hours each, so twentyseven hours have been
attempted. In two courses, the student earns As (12 points for each
course). In one course, the student earns a B (9 points for the course). In
three courses, the student earns Cs (6 points for each course). In two courses, the
student earns Ds (3 points for each course). In one course, the student earns a F (0
points for the course). The grade point average can be figured by either of the
following examples.
A  
3 
x 
4 
= 
12 
A  
3 
x 
4 
= 
12 
B  
3 
x 
3 
= 
9 
C  
3 
x 
2 
= 
6 
C  
3 
x 
2 
= 
6 
C  
3 
x 
2 
= 
6 
D  
3 
x 
1 
= 
3 
D  
3 
x 
1 
= 
3 
F  
3 
x 
0 
= 
0 
Or
As  
6 
x 
4 
= 
24 
Bs  
3 
x 
3 
= 
9 
Cs  
9 
x 
2 
= 
18 
Ds  
6 
x 
1 
= 
6 
Fs  
3 
x 
0 
= 
0 
57 grade points divided by 27 hours = 2.11 The student's G.P.A. is
2.11.

semester 
hours 

grade 
points 
As 
_____ 
x 
4 
= 
_____ 
Bs 
_____ 
x 
3 
= 
_____ 
Cs 
_____ 
x 
2 
= 
_____ 
Ds 
_____ 
x 
1 
= 
_____ 
Fs 
_____ 
x 
0 
= 
_____ 
Total semester 



Total grade 

hours 
_____ 


points 
_____ 
___________ ÷
___________ = ___________
Total grade point divided by total semester hours = G.P.A. * Note:
1. When a course is repeated, the last recorded grade (including WF) is figured
in the G.P.A.
2. If a course is granted credit in quarter hours instead of semester hours, the
quarter hours are converted to semester hours (1 quarter hour = 2/3 semester hours).
