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Calculating GPA

Your grade point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total amount of grade points earned by the total amount of credit hours attempted. Your grade point average may range from 0.0 to a 4.0. 
For example:
A=4 grade points
B=3 grade points
C=2 grade points
I (Incompletes) and W (Withdrawals) do not receive grade points and do not affect your GPA.

Example Student Transcript

Course

Credit Hours

Grade

Grade Points

A&P
Psych 
Eng 
Chem




4

A


F

16
9

0

14 Total Credit Hours Attempted

31 Total Grade Points


To get the example student's GPA, the total grade points are divided by the total credit hours attempted.

Total Grade Points

 

31

 
 divided by  

= 2.21

Total Credit Hours Attempted

 

14

 


To calculate your cumulative GPA, total the credit hours and then the grade points from all semesters. Divide the total grade points by the total credit hours.