Calculating Your GPA

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Calculating Your Grade Point Average (GPA)


The six grades of A, B, C, D, F, and WF – along with the new plus/minus grades – are included in determining student grade point averages.  The grade point average (GPA) for the term is calculated as the total Quality Points for all the courses in the term divided by the total Quality Hours for all the courses in the term.

For an individual course, the Quality Points equal the number of Quality Hours multiplied by the Grade Points Per Credit Hour for the appropriate grade.


To illustrate a term GPA calculation, consider the following example freshman student schedule with grades:


Course

Credit
Hours


Grade

Grade Pts.
Per Hour

 

Quality
Hours

 

Quality
Points

ENGL 101

3

B +

3.333

×

3

=

9.999

UCOL 101P

3

A −

3.667

×

3

=

11.001

KIN 101

2

W

n/a

×

0

=

0

MATH 109

3

F

0

×

3

=

0

PSYC 102

3

B

3

×

3

=

9

CMST 101

3

C

2

×

3

=

6

Totals

17

15

36

The resulting term GPA – total Quality Points divided by total Quality Hours – for the above example is thus 36 ÷ 15 = 2.400.


Determining a cumulative GPA across multiple terms is done in a similar fashion by computing Quality Hours and Quality Points for each course, then calculating totals for Quality Hours and Quality Points across those terms.  The cumulative GPA would then be total Quality Points divided by total Quality Hours.

There is a GPA calculator within SalukiNet (search for "GPA") that a student can use to estimate future GPAs based on providing their expected future courses with hypothesized grades.