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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 3-hour 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 twenty-seven 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
27 hours 57 grade points

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
27 hours 57 grade points

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).