How to Calculate your GPA

A GPA or Grade Point Average is the average of student grades. One can calculate their GPA for one semester or for their cumulative, overall GPA.

Example:

Course Units Attempted X Grade (Numerical Value) = Grade Points
ENGL 101 4 X B (3) = 12
MATH 102 4 X A (4) = 16
SOC 100 3 X B (3) = 9
POLIT 100 3 X C (2) = 6
HIST 101 3 X D (1) = 3
KIN/F 105A (1) X W (0) = 0
KIN/F 108A 1 X F (0) = 0
Totals: 18 46
  1. Grades are assigned a numerical value:
    A = 4.0
    B = 3.0
    C = 2.0
    D = 1.0
    F = 0.0 
    Note: Units attempted that result in P/NP, CR/NC, W, IP, RD or I grade are not used to calculate the GPA.
  2. Multiply the units attempted by the numerical value of the grade to get the grade points:Example: 4 (units attempted) X B(3) (grade) = 12 (grade points)
  3. Total the units attempted and the grade points.
  4. The GPA is determined by dividing the total grade points by the number of attempted units:
    Example: 46 (grade points) ÷ 18 (units attempted) = 2.56 (grade point average)

Grade Scale

4.0 = A average
3.0 = B average
2.0 = C average
1.0 = D average
0.0 = F average

Converting Quarter Unit to Semester Units

Quarter units are converted to semester units by multiplying the quarter units by 0.667:

Example: 4 (quarter units) X 0.667 = 2.67 (semester units)

Converting Semester Units to Quarter Units

Semester units are converted to quarter units by multiplying the semester units by 1.5:

Example:  4 (semester units) X 1.5 = 6 (quarter units)