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How to Calculate Your GPA

Your grade point average (GPA) is a weighted average of all your for-unit college work. This means a grade in a four-unit course will change your GPA more than the same grade in a three-unit course. Your GPA becomes harder to change when you have taken more courses. To calculate your estimated GPA, do the following:

For each course, multiply the course units by the grade you receive to get the “quality points” for that course. Your grades have the following numerical equivalents: Each A is 4 points, each B is 3 points, each C is 2 points, each D is 1 point and each F is 0 points. Add up the quality points for each course.

For example, suppose you were taking the following courses:

CourseCredit UnitsGrade Received/PointsTotal Quality Points
ENC1101 3 x A(4) = 12
MAC2311 5 x C (2) = 10
PEM1171 2 x B (3) = 6
SPC1017 3 x D (1) = 3
TOTAL 13   = 31

Divide the total number of quality points by the total credit units to get your GPA for the academic period. In this case, your GPA for the academic period would be 31/13, which equals 2.38.

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