# How to Calculate a GPA

### How to Calculate a GPA

There are three components to figuring a GPA:

 A A- B+ B B- C+ 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 C C-D+ D D- E 2.0 1.71.3 1.0 0.7 0.0

2. The hours/credits for a specific class.

3. The total grade points that result by multiplying hours by points assigned to a grade.

### The Calculation

• First add up the total hours attempted and grade points earned...
For Example:
4 hours X A (4.0) = 16.0
3 hours X B+ (3.3) = 9.9
5 hours X C (2.0) = 10.0
12 hours         35.9
• Then divide the total grade points by the overall hours
35.9/12 = 2.99 GPA

The formulas:
GPA X Hours = Grade Points
Grade Points / Attempted Hours = GPA

1. First you need to get your Transcript Totals. This is available online when you access your Student Academic Transcript.

2. Then add or subtract hours and grade points you are considering and then re-divide using the calculation:
Note: You must use GPA Hours not Attempted Hours
GPA Hours includes "E’s", but does not include CLEP, CR/NC, Transfer, etc.

Examples:

### If I got all "B’s" this semester (12 hours), what would happen to my GPA?

 Refigure: 99.799 54.66 36 12 135.799 66.66

135.799 grade points/66.66 hours = 2.037 cum GPA

### If I repeated 8 hours on "D’s" this semester, and earned all "B’s", what would happen?

• Subtract out: 1.00 X 8 hours = 8 grade points
then add in 3.00 X 8 hours = 24 points
 Refigure: 99.799 54.66 -8 - 8.00 24 +8.00 115.799 54.66

115.799 grade points/54.66 hours = 2.119 cum GPA

### If I repeated a 5 hour "E" and a 5 hour "D-" this semester, and earned all "B’s", what would happen?

• Subtract out: 0.00 X 5 hours = 0 grade points & 0.7 X 5 hours = 3.5 grade points then add in 3.00 X 10 hours = 30 points
 Refigure: 99.799 54.66 -3.5 -10 30 10

126.299 grade points/54.66 hours = 2.311 cum GPA