Calculating GPA

 

Predicting GPA (What if I make an "A" in ...)

Create a five column table with the following information:

1. List each course.  
2. Enter the letter grade expected/earned  
3. Enter the letter grade point value:
  A = 4   C- = 1.67
  B+ = 3.33   D+ = 1.33
  B = 3   D = 1
  B- = 2.67   D- = 0.67
  C+ = 2.33   F = 0
  C = 2        
 
4. Enter course credit hours.  
5. Multiply line items from column 3 by line items in column 4 and put the product in column 5 (column 3 x column 4 = column 5).  
     

Total column 4 to get the total number of credit hours and column 5 to ted the number of quality points.

Divide the total quality points by the total number of credit hours to get the Grade Point Average (GPA).

(1)
Course

(2)
Grade

(3)
Grade Value

(4)
Credits

(5)
Quality Points

      X =
      X =
      X =
      X =
      X =
   

Total

 
Total Quality Points ÷ Total Credit Hours = GPA

 

Example    

(1)
Course

(2)
Grade

(3)
Grade Value

(4)
Credits

(5)
Quality Points

DSPM
A
4
X 3
= 12
ENGL
C
2
X 3
=   6
PSY
B
3
X 3
=   9
HIST
D
1
X 3
=   3
PHED
A
4
X 1
=   4
   

Total   13

   34
Total Quality Points ÷ Total Credit Hours = GPA
 
35 ÷ 13 = 2.62
The example GPA is 2.62

 

 

This process my seem unnecessarily complicated but, the steps prevent a one hour PE class from counting the same as a four hour biology class. Fortunately, we have a calculator to help us with the process. Visits the links at the top of the page to get some help with your grade point average.