Grades & GPA

GPA = Total Points Earned / Attempted number of credits (not earned number of credits)

The Grade Point System

GradePoints
A4.0
A-3.7
B+3.3
B3.0
B-2.7
C+2.3
C2.0
C-1.7
D+1.3
D1.0
F0.0No credit or grade pts. (Cr. attempted are calculated in GPA)
P (Passing)Credit given, grade points not calculated.
S (Satisfactory)Credit given, grade points not calculated.
H (Honors Pass)Credit given, grade points not calculated.
M (Marginal)Credit given, grade points not calculated.
U (Unsatisfactory)Credit given, grade points not calculated.
I (Incomplete)Provides no credit or grade points.
W (Withdrawn)Provides no credit or grade points.
X (Grade not available)Provides no credit or grade points.

Calculating The Earned Points For A Course

Example 1: Anthropology 101 is a 3 credit course in which the student earned a grade of B.(3 credits) x (3 pts) = 9 earned pointsExample 2: Anthropology 316 is a 4 credit course in which the student earned a grade of an A-.(4 credits) x (3.7 pts) = 14.8 earned points

Calculating The GPA

Example 1
CourseCreditGradeEarned Points
Soc 1013B+9.9
Engl 1024C8.0
Math 2023A12.0
GPA=(9.9+8.0+12.0 = 12.0 = 29.9 total points) / (3+4+3=10)
=29.9/10
=2.99 GPA with 10 earned credits
Example 2:
CourseCreditGradeEarned Points
Hist 1013D3.0
F A 2014B-10.8
Chem 2404A-14.8
Math 1013S0.0
GPA =(3.0 + 10.8 + 14.8 = 28.6 total points) / (3 + 4 + 4 = 11)
 =28.6 / 11
 =2.60 GPA with 14 earned credits