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Example How to Calculate GPA

Education & Reference / How to Calculate GPA

If you need to calculate the grade point average for college, it is a bit more complicated. The process is described in a step-by-step instruction below.

- Make a list of all your courses with letters assigned to each of them. The values of these letters are the following:
LetterValueF0D-0.7D1D+1.3C-1.7C2C+2.3

- Write down these values for all the letters you have got.
- Determine how many credit hours are assigned to your course. You can get the information in the classes' schedule or in the catalog. Write them down next to the letter values.
- Now you should multiply each letter value by the corresponding credit hours. This way you will calculate your grade points for all the courses.
- Add up all the grade points. Divide the sum total by the amount of your credit hours.

Letter

Value

B-

2.7

B

3

B+

3.3

A-

3.7

A

4

A+

4

Course

Grade Point

Multiply

Units

=

Grade Points

Math 3A

x

4

=

Math 3B

x

4

=

Math 3C

x

4

=

Math 5A

x

4

=

Math 5B

x

4

=

Math 5C

x

4

=

Physics 1

x

4

=

Physics 2

x

4

=

ME 14

x

4

=

ME 15

x

4

=

(Must include a least 6 courses, 1 must be ME)

Total Units Comleted

Total Grade Points

This information will help you to find out if you have to get tutoring in order to raise the grades. Remember that many grants are not available to the students who have not met the minimal requirements.

Extra Tips

You can raise your grade point average if you take a course with high credit hours and obtain good marks.

If you want to raise the GPA, go to student services and consult them about available tutoring options.

You can find special websites in the Internet which help to calculate GPAs automatically. All you have to do is put in your marks for the subjects, and the program will calculate your grade point average. Try to find the online calculator suitable for your college.

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