How to Calculate a GPA

How to Calculate a GPA

UVU Academic Standards Office WB 147

There are three components to figuring a GPA:
1. The grade points assigned to a specific grade:
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
1.7
1.3
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:
    Credit Hours Grade Grade Points
    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

To Add or Subtract Grades:

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

Example from Student Academic Transcript:
Sample of GPA Calculations

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?

  • Add in: 3.00 x 12 hours = 36 grade points
    Refigure: 99.799 54.66
      +36.000 +12.00
      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
      -8.000 - 8.00
      +24.000 +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
      -3.500 -10.00
      +30.000 +10.00


    126.299 grade points/54.66 hours = 2.311 cum GPA