GPA Calculator

The grade-point average (GPA) is computed with a formula that includes points assigned to each grade (A through F) and the credit value of each class.  The GPA is calculated for each semester and also on a cumulative basis, and is used to identify students for Dean's list, graduation honors, semester warning, academic probation, or suspension. Minimum GPA standards must be achieved for successful major and degree completion.

The GPA is obtained by dividing the total quality points by the total number of credit hours attempted (see the example below).  The following is a list of values for each letter grade:

A  4.00
A- 3.70
B+ 3.30
B  3.00
B- 2.70
C+ 2.30
C  2.00
C- 1.70
D+ 1.30
D  1.00
D- 0.70
F  0.00

Computing the GPA

Every grade from A through F has a quality point equivalent (QPE), which is used to determine the grade point average, ranging from 4.0 for an A to 0.0 for an F. Courses marked CR, I, IPG, P, NP, W, or Z are not considered in determining the GPA. With the exception of courses taken through the Consortium, courses taken at other institutions are not used in computing the GPA. The GPA is obtained by dividing the total quality points by the total number of credit hours attempted.

The GPA is calculated as follows:

  1. Assign Quality Point Equivelants (QPE) to letter grades.
  2. Multiply the credit hours fo reach course by the QPE to calculate grade points.
  3. Total the credit hours and grade points.
  4. Divide the total grade points by the total credit hours.

Example Grades

Grade QPE Multiplied (X) Class Credit Hours Equals (=) Grade Points
A 4.00 X 3.00 = 12.00
B 3.00 X 6.00 = 18.00
C+ 2.30 X 3.00 = 6.90
F 0.00 X 3.00 = 0.00
TOTAL 9.30 X 15.00 = 36.90

Total Grade Points ÷ Total Class Credits
36.90 ÷ 15 = 2.46
GPA = 2.46