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:


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).
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(5) 
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Total Quality Points ÷ Total Credit Hours = GPA 
Example  
(1) 
(2) 
(3) 
(4) 
(5) 
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.