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.
Letter Grade Equivalents
The GPA is obtained by dividing the total quality points by the total number of credit hours attempted. See a list of values corresponding to 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
Calculate Your GPA
Calculator for All Courses
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. To do so:
- Assign Quality Point Equivalents (QPE) to letter grades.
- Multiply the credit hours for each course by the QPE to calculate grade points.
- Total the credit hours and grade points.
- Divide the total grade points by the total class credit hours.
Sample Student's Grades and GPA Calculation
|Grade||QPE||Multiplied By (X)||Class Credit Hours||Equals (=)||Grade Points||GPA (Total Grade Points: 36.9/Total Class Credits: 15)|
Calculator for Science Courses (BCPM)
Commonly referred to as the BCPM/BCP GPA because of the courses used to calculate it, the science GPA includes all coursework in biology, chemistry, physics and math (including statistics). Learn more about your science GPA and preparing for graduate school applications on the Pre-Health Advising website.
Note: Graduate courses should be calculated separately from your undergraduate courses.